Sunday, July 29, 2018

Game #104 Toronto Blue Jays (48-56) @ Chicago White Sox (37-68) - game recap

Brandon Drury hit a go-ahead double as the Blue Jays knocked off the White Sox 7-4

After blowing a 4 run lead, the Blue Jays turn to Ryan Borucki to get the pitching back on track. This could be the final game in a Blue Jays uniform for a few Blue Jays (Curtis Granderson, Yangervis Solarte, John Axford and maybe Roberto Osuna). If the Blue Jays have a late lead today, who will they trust to pitch the 9th today? Jaime Garcia and Ryan Tepera combined to blow yesterday's game and Tyler Clippard has blown 6 saves himself. Let's hope the Blue jays put up 100 runs today. Here is today's game recap.

Game Highlights

  • The Blue Jays took the lead in the top of the 5th as Aledmys Diaz homered to straightaway center
  • The White Sox tied it in the bottom half of the inning as Yoan Moncada scored on a ground out by Omar Narvaez
  • The White Sox took the lead in the bottom of the 6th as Matt Davidson singled home Leury Garcia
  • Ryan Borucki pitching line: 6IP 6H 2R (both earned) 1BB 5K 103 pitches (62 for strikes)
  • The White Sox extended the lead in the bottom of the 7th as Navaraez homered over the right field wall
  • The Blue Jays got within one in the top of the 8th as Lourdes Gurriel Jr. singled scoring Brandon Drury
  • The Blue Jays tied it in the top of the 9th as Teoscar Hernandez crushed a lead-off HR to left-center 
  • Three batters later, Drury doubled home Kendrys Morales and Diaz
  • Two batters later, Luke Maile doubled, scoring Drury
  • Two batters later, Gurriel Jr. singled home Maile; Gurriel Jr. injured his knee on the play
  • The White Sox got one back in the bottom of the 9th as Daniel Palka launched a pinch hit solo HR to center
  • Final score: Blue Jays 7 White Sox 4
My Take

  • Ryan Borucki had another fine start wasted by an inept offence. He threw 6 strong innings of 6 hit ball, allowing a pair of runs an walking a batter. Unfortunately, he left the game down by a run and in line for a loss. Ryan Borucki has pitched well enough to win a couple of the games but he hasn't been getting any run support.
  • Nice comeback by the Blue Jays today. They put up 6 runs over the final 2 innings Sunday, including a five-spot in the 9th. 
  • Scary moment in the 9th: Lourdes Gurriel Jr. injured his left knee on an awkward tumble attempting to avoid the tag for the 3rd out. He immediately grabbed his knee, but was able to walk off the field on his own power with the assistance of the 2 trainers. Hopefully the injury is not too serious as he has been swinging a hot bat and extended his multi-hit streak to 11 games.
  • Chicago White Sox catcher Omar Narvaez finished a double shy of the cycle
  • Tim Anderson had an 11 game home hitting streak snapped
  • Up next, the Blue Jays head west to Oakland where Marco Estrada is expected to make his return from the disabled list. He'll be up against A's righty Edwin Jackson