Sunday, September 2, 2018

Game #136 Toronto Blue Jays (62-74) @ Miami Marlins (54-83) - game recap

Sean Reid-Foley threw seven strong innings as the Blue Jays knocked off the Marlins 6-1

Here we go the rubber match of the final game of interleague play for the year. The Team is 12-7 in interleague play this year.Today Sean Reid-Foley started his third career game and was facing a pitcher starting his first career game. Could Reid-Foley get his first MLB win? Here is today's game recap.

Game Highlights

  • The Blue Jays opened the scoring in the top of the 1st as Billy McKinney scored on a sac fly by Kendrys Morales
  • The Blue Jays doubled the lead in the top of the 3rd as Morales scored on a sac fly by Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
  • A batter later, Aledmys Diaz hit a sac fly that scored Randal Grichuk
  • Jeff Brigham pitching line: 3IP 4H 3R (all earned) 4BB 2K 82 pitches (45 for strikes)
  • The Blue Jays doubled the lead in the top of the 5th as Teoscar Hernandez blasted a three-run HR to left also scoring Grichuk and Gurriel Jr.
  • The Marlins got on the board in the bottom of the 5th as Rafael Ortega was forced in on a bases loaded walk to JT Riddle
  • Sean Reid-Foley pitching line: 7IP 4H 1R (earned) 1BB 10K 101 pitches (69 for strikes)
  • Final score: Blue Jays 6 Marlins 1
My Take

  • Sean Reid-Foley was excellent today. He threw seven strong innings of 4 hit ball and his one walk plated the Marlins only run off him. He looked much calmer than his first two starts. He looked like he was even having fun (smiling at the plate). The Blue Jays rotation looks strong for next year, anchored by Ryan Borucki and with Reid-Foley as a 5th starter
  • Luke Maile had a 3-3 day at the plate.
  • Thomas Pannone pitched 2 solid innings to finish off the game
  • For once the Blue Jays weren't the ones screwing up defensively. The Marlins made two costly throwing errors.
  • Up next, the Blue Jays head home to take on the TB Rays, a team that has given Toronto fits. The Rays have won 7 of the 9 meetings so far. Marcus Stroman makes his return from the DL after missing a couple of turns due to a blister problem. He'll be facing a slew of Rays relievers. Tampa Bay really only has one legit starter, having traded away Chris Archer and having a couple of starters shut down for the season due to injury.