Blue Jays 22 Orioles 7
Jays scored 22 runs yesterday, which seemed like a lot. However, today they got 22 runs in the first 6 innings.
They scored 5 in the first, 1 in the second, 10 in the third, 2 in the fifth, 4 in the sixth.
- Lourdes Gurriel hit his club-record 4th grand slam of the season and had 7 RBI on the day (two short of the team record held by Roy Howell and Edwin Encarnacion. He also scored 4 runs.
- Teoscar Hernandez also had a grand slam and drove in 5. He was also hit by pitch twice. Both looked painful. One on the leg, just below the knee, and one off the finger. I’m sure hurt tomorrow.
- Danny Jansen had 4 RBI on a 4 for 6 days, with 3 doubles.
- Vlad hit home run number 44 on the season. He also had 2 walks.
- Jake Lamb hit his first home run as a Blue Jay (91st career).
- Breyvic Valera had 2 hits and 3 RBI.
- Bo was 2 for 4.
Everyone in the starting lineup had at least one hit.
Steven Matz pitched 6 innings, allowed 5 runs, but did a good job of keeping his head in the game, with several long innings of sitting in the dugout while we put up runs.
Trent Thornton gave up a couple of runs in the seventh but had a quick
The Jays scored 47 runs in the four-game series, a team record. There were many records set, but they didn’t set a record in runs scored in a game. That remains 24 (also against the Orioles June 26, 1978).
I have a feeling that the past two days of Blue Jays baseball will be referenced in one of our ‘Today in Jays History’ for years to come.
Jays of the Day: All the batters. Surprisingly only Vlad (.117) and Teoscar (.093) had the number.
Suckage: The umpire for not expanding the strike zone to speed up the game.
Tomorrow we host the Rays (I had it in my mind that it was an off-day, I’m signed up for a Monday night squash league, so I might miss the end of the game).
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