This 1-7 skid is testing my patience.
Shun Yamaguchi started the season with a couple of good starts, and then was moved to the bullpen. Since being put back in the rotation, he’s had three bad starts. Today’s was a step worse that the others. Shun went just 2.1, allowed 7 hits, 3 home runs, 6 runs, 5 earned, no walks and 2 strikeouts.
He gave up:
- 2 in the second: On home runs back Nomar Mazara and Tim Anderson.
- 4 in the third: Nick Madrigal and Luis Robert singled. Madrigal scored on a Eloy Jimenez ground out. Yoan Moncada homered. Mazara singled and that was it for Shun. Chase Anderson came in. Anderson reached on a Vladimir Guerrero error (Vlad’s fifth error of the season) and a Danny Mendick single that scored one more run.
Anderson would pitch 3 innings, allowing 4 hits, 2 earned, 2 k and a home run, Mazara’s second of the game, 16th of the season.
Jordan Romano pitched 2 scoreless and Wilmer Font got the last two outs without giving up a run.
On offense we managed 8 hits but just the 2 runs. Lourdes Gurriel hit his 11th home run of the season. Bo Bichette had 2 hits. Cavan Biggio, Gurriel, Vlad, Derek Fisher, Randal Grichuk and Rowdy Tellez had a hit each. Travis Shaw went homerless again, but did take two walks.
Cavan Biggio hitting .173 with a .233 OBP hitting in the leadoff spot seems a mistake.
Derek Fisher left the game in the fourth with a slightly sprained ankle. He’s day-to-day for the next couple of days. And White Sox Luis Robert was hit by pitch in the eighth and left the game with an undisclosed injury. He won’t be playing tomorrow, but no word on how long he might be out yet.
Tomorrow is game 3 of the 4 game set with the White Sox. Hyun-Jin Ryu (4-2, 3.03 in 9 starts) gets the start for the Jays. Michael Kopech (1-2, 4.05 in 4 starts) goes for the White Sox.