Cleveland 6 Blue Jays 7
A come from behind win.
Cleveland was up 6-1 going into the bottom of the sixth. But then we scored:
- 3 in the sixth: Vladimir Guerrero led off with a single. An out later, Derek Fisher doubled. Randal Grichuk scored Vlad with a single. Travis Shaw scored Fisher with a double. And Grichuk scored on a Teoscar Hernandez sac fly. Now we were down 6-4.
- 1 in the eighth: Bo Bichette hit a leadoff home run. 6-5
- 2 in the ninth: Lourdes Gurriel Jr. had a 1-out single and moved to second when Vlad was hit by pitch. Bo singled to tie the game. And then Fisher singled home Vlad and we won.
We had 13 hits. Gurriel had 3 of them, one of them a home run in the first. We had two hits each from Vlad, Bo, Derek and Travis.
The only Jays without a hit were leadoff man Cavan Biggio (0 for 4) and ninth spot hitter Reese McGuire.
Anthony Kay made his 3rd start of the season. He still doesn’t have a decision. He went 5 innings, allowed 8 hits, 3 earned, 1 walk with 7 strikeouts.
Anthony Bass came out for the sixth inning and gave up 3 hits (2 of them home runs), 3 earned, with 1 strikeout.
Jordan Romano followed. He got a ground out, gave up a walk and then Francisco Lindor hit a ground ball to third with should have been the end of the inning, but Vlad booted it. That’s his 3rd error in the last 2 games. Maybe they should move him to first now. On the season he has 11 errors, for a .942 FA (which isn’t all that bad) but a -5.5 one rating.
Dany Jimenez got the last out of the inning. He went 1.2 innings more, without giving up a base runner and getting 5 strikeouts in 6 total outs.
Eduardo Jimenez got the last out of the eighth and pitched the ninth, getting the win. He’s 4-0.
We had 37,529 sim fans (come to think of it, if we play this season, there will only be sim fans at games too). The Dome was open.
Let’s give JoDs to Fisher, Gurriel, Bichette and Dany Jimenez.
Bass gets the Suckage award.
Fisher said “We’ll relax tonight and enjoy this win.” Derek isn’t an exciting interview. Walk-off win and that’s the quote. He could have said he was Japaneeeeeeze or something.
Tomorrow Matt Shoemaker (3-7 with a 7.30 ERA in 19 starts) is scheduled (but Nate Pearson is rested and I’d send him out). Adam Plutko (10-6, 3.90 in 19 starts) gets the start for the other guys.