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Three run homers from Bichette and Semien help Jays win

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MLB: Seattle Mariners at Toronto Blue Jays Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

Mariners 3 Jays 9

Maybe get the rant out of the way early.

Buck and Pat don’t seem to be watching the game that’s being played in front of them. Tonight, sixth inning, Jays up by three. Robbie Ray gives up singles to the first two batters, and Buck and Pat are going on about how Ray doesn’t lose anything as he pitches deep into the game.

Not noticing him bouncing pitches and not hitting targets.

Continuing that hit, Ray gives up a crushed home run to Ty France. But still, we hear that Ray hasn’t lost anything (of course they are only looking at the radar gun, not the actual pitches.

It would be nice if they could see what is going on.

Anyway, until the sixth, Ray was having a good night. He gave up a walk and a single to start the first inning, and Ray had to work to get out of it, but after those first two batters, Ray got the next 14 batters.

The three-run sixth tied the game, but the Jays scored three in the bottom of the inning to get out ahead again. And three more in the seventh turned it into a laugher.

We scored:

  • Two in the second: Randal Grichuck singled, Lourdes Gurriel doubled and Marcus Semien doubled both home.
  • One in the fifth: We loaded the bases on a Vlad double, and walks to Teoscar and George Springer, with one out. Vlad scored on a medium fly to left by Cavan Biggio. I thought Vlad was going to be out by 20 feet, but Shed Long has a terrible arm.
  • Three in the sixth: Lourdes Gurriel and Semien both singled. Bo Bichette hit his 15th home run of the year.
  • Three in the seventh: Cavan singled but erased on a Grichuk double-play ball erased him. Lourdes and Reese each singled and Semien homers (number 19), off the left-field foul pole.

We had 15 hits on the night.

Semien had 3. Bo, Vlad, Teoscar and Lourdes each had two.

Every Jay in the starting lineup had at least one hit. We really should have scored more, but nine was enough.


Tim Mayza pitched the seventh, giving up 2 hits but no runs.

Jacob Barnes gave up a single and a walk, but fought his way through the eighth, getting three strikeouts.

Tayler Saucedo got the ninth, giving up a walk, but getting through scoreless.


Tomorrow’s game is a YouTube game. I’m going to take a night off, friends want to go for supper.

Jays of the Day: Semien (.314 WPA), Bo (.141), and Lourdes (.121).

Suckage: Reese has the number (-.133), on a 1 for 4 night. It could have been a blowout earlier with a timely hit from him.


We had 614 comments in the GameThread. DangYouToHeck led us to victory. Good job sir.

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