Saturday, May 11, 2019

Game #39 Chicago White Sox (17-21) @ Toronto Blue Jays (16-23) - game recap

White Sox catcher James McCann was 4-5 with a pair of runs and a RBI as the White Sox defeated the Blue Jays 7-2

After scraping out a victory in the series opener, the Blue Jays turned to ace Marcus Stroman, looking for his second win of the season. The Blue Jays went with the same lineup as yesterday except Luke Maile got the start behind the plate. The Blue Jays made an in-game trade, acquiring righty Edwin Jackson from the A's for cash considerations. Could the Blue Jays make it two in a row? Here is today's game recap.

Game Highlights:
  • The White Sox opened the scoring in the top of the 3rd as Yolmer Sanchez smacked an opposite field shot just inside the left foul polr
  • Three batters later, Yoan Moncada singled home Leury Garcia
  • The White Sox added a run in the top of the 7th as Nicky Delmonico singled scoring James McCann
  • A batter later, Charlie Tilson scored on a sac bunt by Sanchez
  • Marcus Stroman pitching line: 6.1IP 8H 4R (3 earned) 0BB 4K 97 pitches (61 for strikes)
  • The Blue Jays got on the board in the bottom half of the inning as Ramdal Grichuk smashed a solo blast to left-center
  • Ivan Nova pitching line: 6IP 5H 1R (earned) 3BB 3K 92 pitches (59 for strikes)
  • The White Sox added a pair of runs in the top of the 8th as Tilson doubled scoring Jose Rondon and McCann
  • The White Sox added a run in the top of the 9th as Moncada scored on a ground-rule double by McCann
  • Final score: White Sox 7 Blue Jays 2
My Take:
  • Marcus Stroman did his part throwing 6.1 strong innings, giving up 4 runs (3 earned) on 8 hits while striking out 4. He was getting ground balls, which is a good sign that he is pitching well. Stroman needs to have better respect when Charlie Montoyo removes him from the game. At the end of the day, Montoyo is the boss of the team and it's his decision when to pull a pitcher. Stroman was at 97 pitches and had two more outs to get. He may have gotten the desired DP, but chances are the next pitch could have been over the wall for three more runs.
  • Vladimir Guerrero Jr. had a strong game at the plate, with a pair of singles and drawing a pair of walks.
  • Freddy Galvis and Randal Grichuk also both had multi-hit games
  • The Blue Jays had another great day with plate discipline, striking out just 5 times
  • Up next, the Blue Jays wrap up the home stand before heading west to San Francisco. Aaron Sanchez will be looking to build off a strong seven inning start five days ago