The trouble with going away for a couple of days, when you are doing a daily sim game, is that you are suddenly 3 games behind when you get back to it.
This is Friday’s game.
How can you tell it is CFL football, well that single point is a hint.
The Blue Jays managed 15 hits, including 6 home runs, against Orioles pitching.
We got home runs from Derek Fisher (2, his 11th and 12th of the season), Vladimir Guerrero (9th of the season), Danny Jansen (2nd), Anthony Alford (1st) and, after not hitting one for 17 games, Travis Shaw gets his 16th.
Brandon Drury (getting a start at second base) had 3 hits. Alford, Lourdes Gurriel, Fisher and Shaw had 2 each. Vlad, Bo Bichette and Rowdy Tellez each had one.
We scored 7 runs in the first 2 innings off Orioles starter Kyle Lloyd. And then 6 more runs against reliever Tyler Herb in 4.1 innings.
On the pitching side, we got another good start out of Nate Pearson. 5.1 innings, 3 hits, 1 earned off a Rio Ruiz home run, 1 walk and 8 strikeouts. It would be nice if he could go deeper into games but that’s the way things are. He gets his 4th win of the season, against 2 losses.
Wilmer Font (1.2 innings) and Eduardo Jimenez (2 innings) gave us scoreless relief giving up just a single and a walk with 6 strikeouts shared equally between them. We had 14 strikeouts on the day. Pitching against the Orioles helps a team’s pitching stats.
Let’s give JoDs to Alford (led off the game with a home run), Shaw (2-run homer in the second) and Fisher for the 2 home runs. And give one to Pearson.
Jays are now 29-22, still in first.
Tanner Roark (0-2, 4.56 in 9 starts, gets Saturday’s start). Michael Baumann (1-2, 4.39 in 7 starts) goes for the Orioles.