Back on schedule, this is actually today’s game.
Wilmer Font cleared waivers and has been assigned to the Bisons. I really can’t imagine a pitcher with his stats clearing waivers.
The Jays start the second half with a loss. The Angels have won 16 of their last 17 games.
Chase Anderson wasn’t terrible today. 5 innings, 8 hits, 3 earned, 1 walk and 5 strikeouts. He brought his ERA, as a starter, under 9 (8.87). He gave up a 3-run home run to Brian Goodwin (Goodwin’s 6th of the season) in the fourth inning, turning the Jays 2-0 lead into a 3-2 deficit. The Jays tied it again in the fifth, but out bullpen wasn’t perfect for a change.
- Anthony Bass went 1.1, allowing a hit, a walk and an unearned run.
- Shun Yamaguchi pitched 2 innings, allowing 3 hits, 3 runs, but only 1 earned with 2 strikeouts.
- Brian Moran got the last 2 out, giving up a hit.
In the seventh, with Bass pitching and one out, Andrelton Simmons singled.
Yamaguchi came in. He gave up a single to Anthony Rendon. Then Mike Trout hit a ground ball to third, Vladimir Guerrero threw wild to first and both base runners scored. After a strikeout and a hit batter, Jo Adell singled in Trout, bringing in the third unearned run of the inning.
We only managed 5 hits, but we had 6 walks. Angels starter Julio Teheran is having a very good season. 3 of our 5 hits were home runs. Lourdes Gurriel (16th), Teoscar Hernandez (16th) and Travis Shaw (23rd). But unfortunately all were solo shots. Reese McGuire drove in our other 2 run on a single in the second inning.
The Jays dropped back into to a tie for first.
Tomorrow Matt Shoemaker (3-7, 7.96 in 16 starts) goes up against Shohei Ohtani (10-2, 2.77 ERA in 17 starts). Ohtani is also hitting .333/.408/.596 in 48 games all in right field.