This was game 2 of Friday’s double-header. We had enough stuff up yesterday.
This game saw a lot of pitchers used. The Jays used 6 pitchers, the Orioles 9.
The Jays started Matt Shoemaker. Even though he was rested, he couldn’t pitch deep into the game. He went 3 innings, allowed 7 hits, 6 earned with only 1 strikeout. He gave up 3 home runs. He faced one batter in the fourth inning. He left the game with the score 8-6 Jays.
Jordan Romano followed, pitching 2 scoreless inning, allowing 2 hits with 4 strikeouts. He got the win.
Danny Jimenez pitched an inning, giving up 1 hits, 2 earned, 2 walks with a strikeout.
Brian Moran got the first two outs of the seventh (after Jimenez allowed a double and a walk to start the inning). Moran gave up a run scoring double and then got 2 strikeouts.
Rafael Dolis got the last out of the seventh, but not before he gave up a 2-run homer to Hanser Alberto, making it a 11-10 game for the Jays. Dolis got the first 2 outs of the eighth. He finished with a full inning, allowing the 1 hit, 1 earned, 1 k.
Eduardo Jimenez got the last out of the eighth and the 3 outs of the nine, without giving up a run, getting his first save of the season.
Ken Giles didn’t pitch in either game of the double header. In fact he hasn’t pitched since the 24th. I wonder if there is a reason why? Maybe they are trying trade him?
On offense, we had 16 hits with 4 home runs, 1 each from Derek Fisher (13th), Lourdes Gurriel (12th), Teoscar Hernandez (12th) and Bo Bichette (17th).
Hernandez had 4 hits (his first hits since coming back from Buffalo). Fisher had 3. Gurriel, Vladimir Guerrero and Bichette had 2 each. The only Jay without a hit was Reese McGuire (0 for 6). We also had 11 walks.
- 3 in the first: Biggio singled. An out later Guerrero walked. Bichette reached on an error by Orioles 3B Rio Ruiz. Fisher hit a 2-run single. Hernandez singled, and center fielder Yusniel Diaz booted it, allowing another run to score.
- 1 in the third: Bo homered. 6-4 Orioles. 3-0 Jays.
- 4 in the fourth: Biggio walked. Gurriel homered. Vlad singled and Fisher homered. 8-6 Jays.
- 3 in the sixth: Vlad walked. Bo doubled. Fisher singled home Vlad. Randal Grichuk singled home Bo. And Fisher scored on a McGuire ground out. 11-6 Jays.
- 1 in the eighth: Hernandez homer.
- 3 in the ninth: Gurriel led off with a double. Vlad walked (he had 3 walks). Bo walked to load the bases. Fisher walked (bringing in Lourdes). Grichuk hit a sac fly. Hernandez singled to load the bases again. Travis Shaw singled home 1. 15-10 Jays.
Cavan and Vlad had 3 walks each. Bo had 2.
Fisher drove in 6 runs, bringing him to 35 on the season, fourth on the team (Lourdes 40, Shaw 38 and Bo 36 are ahead of him).
Let’s give JoDs to Fisher, Hernandez, and, well, everyone in the starting line, minus Reese who didn’t reach base.
Suckage to Shoemaker.
The double-header sweep put us back into solo possession of first.
Shun Yamaguchi (5-2, 4.70 ERA in 14 games, 7 starts) is scheduled to start tomorrow’s (actually today’s) game. Keyvius Sampson (2-3, 5.48 in 11 starts) goes for the O’s. Both teams are short rested arms for the game. If I was running it, I’d be calling someone up.