Friday, August 24, 2018

Game #128 Philadelphia Philliles (69-59) @ Toronto Blue Jays (59-69) - game recap

Ryan Borucki threw seven strong innings as the Blue Jays doubled up on the Phillies 4-2

It is the most exciting weekend of the season! It is player's weekend where everyone wears their nickname on the back of their jerseys and cool colorful unis that resemble what the little leaguers wear. Lourdes Gurriel Jr. made his return to the lineup tonight. The Blue Jays were looking to play spoiler as the Phillies are locked in a tight race for either the NL East title or a wild card spot. Ryan Borucki was looking to bounce back after a very rough outing yesterday where he could not get out of the 1st inning. Here is today's game recap

Game Highlights

  • The Phillies took the lead in the top of the 1st as Wilson Ramos hit a sac fly that scored Cesar Hernandez
  • The Blue Jays tied it in the bottom of the 2nd as Kendrys Morales hit a solo HR, his 5th straight game hitting a HR, to left-center
  • The Blue Jays took the lead in the bottom of the 3rd as Billy McKinney hit a 2 run blast to straightaway center that also scored Aledmys Diaz
  • The Blue Jays added a run in the bottom of the 5th as Lourdes Gurriel Jr. singled home Diaz
  • Jake Arrieta pitching line: 6IP 6H 4R (all earned) 3BB 5K 101 pitches (61 for strikes)
  • The Phillies got one back in the top of the 7th as Scott Kingrey homered to straightaway center
  • Ryan Borucki pitching line: 6.1IP 7H 2R (both earned) 1BB 5K 103 pitches (62 for strikes)
  • Ken Giles battled through to pick up his 17th save of the season
  • Final score: Blue Jays 4 Phillies 2
My Take

  • Ryan Borucki had a nice bounce-back game. After not being able to escape the 1st inning last start, Borucki threw six and a third strong innings, scattering 7 hits and allowing a pair of runs while walking a batter. Borucki had perfect innings in the 3rd, 4th and 6th innings.
  • Kendrys Morales extended his consecutive games streak of hitting at least one home run. In three more games, he will be tied for the record of longest HR streak with Ken Griffey Jr., Dale Long and Don Mattingly
  • Lourdes Gurriel; Jr. had his consecutive steak of games with at least 2 hits end. Prior to his injury, Gurriel Jr. had at least 2 hits in a game in 11 consecutive games
  • The defense held solid today and did not commit an error. Teoscar Hernandez was not in the lineup.
  • Quirky stat of the day: The Phillies record is 69-59 and the Blue Jays record is 59-69
  • Up next, the Blue Jays go for their 5th straight win, which would be the new season long record. Canadian Nick Pivetta pitches against Aaron Sanchez, who makes his return from the DL tonight