Monday, August 27, 2018

Game #131 Toronto Blue Jays (60-71) @ Baltimore Orioles (38-94) - game recap

Trey Mancini was 2-4 with 5 RBI and 2 runs scored as the Orioles shut out the Blue Jays 7-0

Did he or didn't he? Kendrys Morales was looking to tie the MLB record for most consecutive games with at least one home run. He hit four home runs against the Orioles last week and he was facing a starting pitcher he homered off last Wednesday. Sam Gaviglio is hoping his road woes don't continue. He was 1-5 with an 8.36ERA in 9 starts before Monday's game. The Blue Jays were looking to shake off a tough 8-3 loss in Sunday's finale. Here is today's game recap.

Game Highlights

  • The Orioles opened the scoring in the bottom of the 6th as Cedric Mullins scored on s fielder's choice hit by Chris Davis
  • A batter later, Trey Mancini hit a three-run HR to right-center also scoring Davis and Jonathan Villar
  • Sam Gaviglio pitching line: 5.2IP 7H 4R (all earned) 2BB 2K 93 pitches (60 for strikes)
  • David Hess pitching line: 6IP 4H 0R 2BB 5K 99 pitches (60 for strikes)
  • The Orioles added two more runs in the bottom of the 7th as Mancini doubled home Villar and Adam Jones
  • The next batter, Tim Beckham singled home Mancini
  • Final score: Orioles 7 Blue Jays 0
My Take

  • Sam Gaviglio cruised through the first five innings, allowing three hits and a walk in the first 5 innings. Then the 6th inning came and Gaviglio, obviously fatiguing, allowed four runs on 3 hits and an intentional walk (three of the runs came on a three-run HR. Gaviglio had perfect innings in the 4th and 5th. He deserved a better fate tonight if the offence could have pulled through. He is now 1-6 in starts1. away from the Roger's Center.
  • Kendrys Morales had his 10 game hitting streak and 7 game home run streak come to an end tonight. It was clear from the get-go that the Orioles weren't willing to really pitch to Morsel as many of the pitches were well off the plate. Morales definitely wanted to extend both streaks. He took some healthy cuts at the pitches that were in the strike zone tonight but he struck out swinging twice and bounced out to 1st base and was walked on five pitches.
  • Two other streaks that came to an end today were the Blue Jays ten game winning streak against the Orioles and the series sweep streak (The Blue Jays had swept three straight series vs. the O's  but tonight's loss snaps that streak)
  • Danny Barnes continues his season long struggles. Barnes got through the 6th allowing just a double before getting getting Caleb Joseph to ground out to Russell Martin. In the 7th, things got hairy in a hurry. Barnes allowed three runs on three hits and a walk. He has had a couple of injuries this season, so you have to wonder if those injuries are impacting his delivery and/or ability to pitch effectively or if his mechanics need a lot of work in the off-season.
  • Billy McKinney had another solid game with a pair of hits and some nice plays in LF.
  • Up next, the Blue Jays look to even the series as Thomas Pannone gets his second career start against an unannounced Orioles starter.