Saturday, May 25, 2019

Game #52 San Diego Padres (28-24) @ Toronto Blue Jays (20-32) - game recap

Wil Myers was 2-2 with 4 runs scored and 4RBI as the Padres routed the Blue Jays 19-4

An intriguing pitching matchup for this one. Ex-Jays reliever Paul Quantrill's son, Cal Quantrill was ob the bump to start for the Padres against wily veteran Edwin Jackson, making his third start in a Blue Jays uniform. In an intriguing move, Cavan Biggio was moved up one spot in the batting order, batting 7th instead of 8th. Luke Maile got the start behind the plate.Could the Blue Jays even the weekend series? Here is today's game recap.

Game Highlights:
  • The Padres took the lead in the top of the 1st as Josh Naylor doubled home Greg Garcia
  • The Padres added a run in the top of the 2nd as Wil Myers smcked a solo shot into the Blue Jays bullpen in left
  • The next batter, Ian Kinsler hit one to almost the exact same spot
  • The Blue Jays got one back in the bottom of the 2nd as Lourdes Gurriel Jr. smashed a solo bomb to left
  • The Padres added 4 more runs on a grand slam hammered to left by #9 hitter Austin Hedges also scoring Hunter Renfroe, Myers, and Kinsler
  • The Blue Jays got a pair back in the bottom half of the inning as Justin Smoak smoke a 2-run blast to dead center also scoring Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
  • Edwin Jackson pitching line: 4IP 7H 7R (all earned) 1BB 2K 66 pitches (40 for strikes)
  • The Padres added a run in the top of the 5th on a bases loaded walk to Myers, forcing in Machado
  • Thomas Pannone walked the next batter, Kinsler, to force in Eric Hosmer
  • Pannone hit the next batter, Hedges to force in Renfroe
  • The Padres added two more runs in the top of the 6th as Renfroe crushed a two-run bomb to dead center also scoring Hosmer
  • The Padres added a run in the top of the 7th as Myers scored on a groundout by Greg Myers
  • A batter later, Kinsler scored on a fielding error by Guerrero Jr.
  • Cal Quantrill pitching line: 6IP 2H 3R (all earned) 2BB 9K 98 pitches (60 for strikes)
  • The Padres added a run in the top of the 8th as Hosmer smacked a solo shot to left
  • A batter later, Renfroe tattooed a shot to left-center
  • Two batters later, Hosmer hammered a 2-run bomb to dead center also scoring Ty France
  • Five batters later, Phil Maton singled home Greg Garcia
  • The Blue Jays got one back in the bottom of the 8th as Freddy Galvis singled home Jonathan Davis
  • Final score: Padres 19 Blue Jays 4
My Take:
  • Another ugly start for Edwin Jackson, who was lit up for 7 runs on 7 hits, a walk and a hit batter over 4 innings. It's pretty obvious that Jackson is likely not going to be a solution to the issue of reliable starters after Stroman, Sanchez and Thornton. Don't be surprised if the team moves to DFA him in the coming days.
  • Luke Maile and Edwin Jackson (3rd inning) were the only two pitchers to throw scoreless innings. OK, technically Joe Biagini retired the only batter he faced.
  • Every Padre batter except Austen Allen had at least 1 hit
  • Until the 8th inning, the Blue Jays had fewer hits (2) than they had runs (3)
  • Up next, the Blue Jays try to avoid a series sweep as team ace Marcus Stroman takes the ball. The Padres will counter with righty Chris Paddack, who is competing with Vlad and Cavan for rookie of the year. Paddack has a 1.93ERA through his first 9 starts, best in Padres history.