Game 10. And the Blue Jays get their third loss of the season. When I’m in control, I consider game ten the first sign post. After game ten is the first time I’ll consider changing the batting order. Starting rotation I wait a month before changing things around but batting order, 10 days, you aren’t hitting, I move you down the order. It isn’t fair really, but that’s my line.
Blue Jays 3 Yankees 4
So as well as a 7-3 record, the other good sign is that of our 3 losses two of them were by 1 run.
Tanner Roark made his second start and was pretty good. 6.1 innings, 3 hits, 3 earned, 2 walks with 5 strikeouts. He gave up a home run to Gleyber Torres. Unfortunately there were 2 on base at the time.
Sam Gaviglio gave up another homer, to Miguel Andujar, in his inning of work. Rafael Dolis got the last two outs of the game.
We didn’t have a lot of luck against J.A. Happ. He pitched 6 innings, allowed 6 hits, 2 earned, 2 walks with 9 strikeouts.
- 2 in the sixth: On singles from Bo Bichette, Vladimir Guerrero, Randal Grichuk and Lourdes Gurriel.
- 1 in the ninth: Aroldis Chapman started off the inning giving up a Travis Shaw double and then hit Gurriel with a pitch. Lourdes had to leave the game. He is day-to-day for 5 days:
I don’t know if the game will sit him or not. Minimal influence on hitting, for me, means I keep playing him, but the running can affect defense. But the guy has 11 RBI in 10 games. I would want to keep his bat in the lineup. Anthony Alford came into the game to pinch run.
A Derek Fisher walk loaded the bases (putting the tying run at second with no outs). But Brandon Drury struck out. Chapman out, Chad Green in. Reese McGuire hit a sac fly, bringing in a run and putting the tying run on third. But Bichette struck out to end the game.
Drury played in place of Cavan Biggio and went 0 for 4 with 4 strikeouts (sounds about right). I don’t understand why you wouldn’t pinch hit for him in the ninth, but I’m not running things. I’m in my usual role of complainer.
We had 7 hits on the day. Bichette and Vlad had 2 each. Shaw (double, our only extra base hit), Grichuk and Gurriel had one each.
Let’s give JODs to Vlad and Bo.
Suckage to Drury and Fisher (0 for 3, 2 k).
Tomorrow the Jays start a 2-game series against the Phillies in the City of Brotherly Love. Hyun-Jin Ryu gets the start (0-0 with a 3.65 ERA in 12.1 innings). Aaron Nola starts for the Phillies (0-0, 2.08 in 13 innings).
I’m putting up the players stats...and looking at them, it appears that they have moved Shun from the rotation and put Chase Anderson in his spot. I’m not sure why, Shun was very good in his two starts.