Sunday, August 26, 2018

Game #130 Philadelphia Philliles (70-60) @ Toronto Blue Jays (60-70) - game recap

Wilson Ramos was 4-5 with 3 RBI and a run scored as the Phillies beat the Blue Jays 8-3

A couple of streaks were on the line in this one. First, Kendrys Morales had homered in 6 straight games, tying him for the Blue Jays record and 2 games back of the MLB record. The Blue Jays also had a 5 game winning streak on the line. On the mound today, they had the streaky Marco Estrada pitching. Could the Blue Jays keep things going? Here is today's game recap.

Game Highlights

  • The Phillies took the lead in the top of the first as Rhys Hoskins hit a solo HR to left-center
  • The next batter, Carlos Santana, launched one deep to right
  • The Phillies added a run in the top of the 2nd as Wilson Ramos hit a ground rule double that scored Scott Kingrey
  • The Phillies added two more runs in the top of the 3rd as Mikael Franco took Estrada yard to left-center for a 2 run HR also scoring Asdrubal Cabrera
  • Marco Estrada pitching line: 2IP 7H 5R (all earned) 4BB 2K 71 pitches (38 for strikes)
  • The Blue Jays got on the board in the bottom of the 4th as Kendrys Morales homered for the 7th straight game, crushing a 2 run shot to right-center; also scoring Billy McKinney
  • Vince Velasquez pitching line: 5IP 3H 2R (both earned) 3BB 6K 84 pitches (54 for strikes)
  • The Phillies added a run in the bottom of the 8th as Cesar Hernandez scored on a sac fly by Santana
  • The next batter, Ramos golfed one over the wall in right-center; also scoring Hoskins
  • Final score: Phillies 8 Blue Jays 3
My Take

  • Marco Estrada did not have it today. Right from the get-go you knew it would be an early shower for him. After striking out the first batter of the game, Estrada allowed back to back jacks, a single and a ground rule double. His second inning, he walked the first two batters but escaped allowing just one run. His final inning, Estrada gave up a 2 run HR and walked the final batter he faced. It now seems unlikely a team watching today's game would take a chance on Estrada.
  • Kendrys Morales made Blue Jays history today, homering for the 7th straight game. He has a chance to tie the MLB record tomorrow in Baltimore.
  • Randal Grichuk and Billy McKinney were both 2-3 at the plate today.
  • Up next, the Blue Jays hit the road to Baltimore. Sam Gaviglio is pitching against an unannounced Orioles starter. Kendrys Morales will try to equal the MLB record for most consecutive games with at least one HR.