Blue Jays 10 Orioles 1
Tonight we got the offense that was missing yesterday.
10 runs on 15 hits (just one of them a home run, Bo Bichettes 16th of the season).
- Three in the first: Marcus Semien started the game off with a walk. Bo singled. Vladimir Guerrero followed with a line drive to left that Ryan McKenna made a dive for but missed, which was clear to everyone except for the third-base umpire who called it a catch. And Semien tagged out for a double play. I’m sure that was the easiest challenge in the history of replays. They put Vlad at first, Bo at second, and Marcus scoring. A Teoscar Hernandez single loaded the bases. Randal Grichuk ground out to score one. And Cavan Biggio doubled home one more.
- Three in the fourth: With one out, Cavan hit his second double of the game. Lourdes Gurriel singled, and Cavan ran home, head down and hard. It wasn’t a deep single, but they got a bad throw from center field. Singles from Marcus and Bo brought in one more, and a Vlad single scored another.
- One in the fifth: Teoscar doubled, moved to third on a ground out, and scored on a Biggio sac fly.
- Two in the sixth: Danny Jansen singled, and Bo homered. Danny was having bad luck before that single. He had two hard-hit balls caught.
- One in the eighth: Santiago Espinal, pinch-hitting, singled, and scored on a double by Teoscar.
Bo, Vlad, and Teoscar had 3 hits each. Cavan had the two doubles. The only starters not to hit were George Springer and Randal Grichuk.
The Orioles also hit two Jays batters, Grichuk and Jansen, but we didn’t start a brawl.
Hyun Jin Ryu looked better than he has in his last few starts, but it took him many pitches to get thru 5 innings. He gave up 5 hits, 1 earned, 2 walks with 7 strikeouts. Although, it was a warm and humid night. He threw 86 pitches.
Our newest pitcher, Trevor Richards, pitched a clean sixth. I figured he would get the seventh, but Anthony Kay came out for that. He gave up a couple of singles, then got a double play and a ground out. In the eighth, Kay gave up a single, double, and single for a run against. But then got two strikeouts. That was it for him for unknown reasons, and Tim Mayza got a strikeout to end the inning.
Rafael Dolis pitched the ninth, and I thought it would never end. He started with back-to-back strikeouts. Then a walk. Finally, a ground ball, despite Bo bouncing the throw to Vlad. Vlad saved a couple of errors tonight with nice grabs at first.
Teoscar Hernandez made an amazing throw from fairly deep right field to throw out Austin Wynns at the plate on a fly ball. Joe Siddal pointed out that he didn’t even get his momentum going towards home before the throw. Nice tag by Jansen.
Just one game, but Ryu does seem more comfortable throwing Jansen.
Jays of the Day: Ryu (.166 WPA), Guerrero (.136),Biggio (.112), and Bichette (.113).
Suckage: George Springer got the number (-.101).
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