Sunday, June 23, 2019

Game #78 Toronto Blue Jays (29-49) @ Boston Red Sox (42-37) - game recap

Marcus Stroman threw 6 shutout innings as the Blue Jays knocked off the Red Sox 6-1 

Both teams had come from behind wins in the first two games of the series. Marcus Stroman got the start in what is likely to be one of his final games in a Blue Jays uniform. Danny Jansen was back behind the plate. Sean Reid Foley was recalled after several strong starts in Buffalo. Jordan Roman was sent down to make room on the roster for SRF. Could the Blue Jays win a series in Boston? Here is today's game recap.

Game Highlights:
  • The Blue Jays opened the scoring in the top of the 2nd as Brandun Drury singled home Rowdy Tellez
  • The Blue Jays added a run in the top of the 3rd as Cavan Biggio doubled scoring Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
  • The Blue Jays added a run in the top of the 6th as Biggio scored on a balk by Rick Porcello
  • Four batters latter, Danny Jansen singled scoring Freddy Galvis and Tellez
  • Rick Porcello pitching line: 6IP 8H 5R (all earned) 4BB 2K 98 pitches (62 for strikes)
  • Marcus Stroman pitching line: 6IP 5H 0R 1BB 6K 104 pitches (66 for strikes)
  • The Blue Jays added a run in the top of the 8th as Eric Sogard smacked a solo shot to right
  • The Red Sox got one back in the bottom of the 9th as Eduardo Nunez scored on a fielding error by Joe Biagini
  • Final score: Blue Jays 6 Red Sox 1
My Take:
  • Marcus Stroman was excellent today, throwing 6 shutout innings scattering 5 hits, walking 1 and striking out 6. He's almost a sure bet to rep the Blue Jays at the all-star break in a couple of  weeks
  • Lourdes Gurriel Jr. (3 hits and a run scored), Rowdy Tellez (a pair of hits and a pair of runs scored and a walk), Freddy Galvis (a hit, an RBI and 2 walks), and Danny Jansen (2 RBI) all had strong games today.
  • It's really nice to see the timely hitting coming back this week
  • Up next, the Blue Jays open a three game series against the Yankees tomorrow. CC Sabathia, who will retire at the end of the season, pitches against Aaron Sanchez.