Thursday, June 10, 2021

Game #59 Toronto Blue Jays (31-28) @ Chicago White Sox (37-24) - game recap


Bo Bichette had 3 hits and scored a run as the Blue Jays came from behind to defeat the White Sox 6-2

After a late-inning loss to the White Sox last night, the Blue Jays were looking to get back on track and snap the two-game skid. Alek Manoah made his third career start. Reese McGuire was behind the plate after the day off yesterday. Lourdes Gurriel Jr. was back in the field after DH'ing yesterday. Riwdy Tellez served as DH tonight. Teoscar Hernandez was in RF and Randal Grichuk was in CF. Could the Blue Jays snap the 2-game losing streak? Here is tonight's game recap.

Game Highlights:

  • The White Sox opened the scoring in the bottom of the 1st as Yoan Moncada singled scoring Jake Lamb
  • The Blue Jays tied the game in the top of the 2nd on a solo bomb by Randal Grichuk to left
  • The White Sox took the lead in the bottom of the 5th as Nick Madrigal doubled homeLeury Garcia
  • Alek Manoah pitching line: 5IP 4H 2R (1 earned) 2BB 4K 90 pitches (54 for strikes)
  • Lance Lynn pitching line: 7IP 4H 1R (earned) 0BB 9K 95 pitches (64 for strikes)
  • The Blue Jays tied the game in the bottom of the 8th on a bases loaded walk to Vladimir Guerrero Jr. that forced in Riley Adams
  • A batter later, a fielder's choice/throwing error by Tim Anderson on a ball hit by Teoscar Hernandez scored Marcus Semien and Bo Bichette 
  • The Blue Jays added a run in the top of the 9th as Rowdy Tellez singled home Santiago Espinal
  • Two batters later, Tellez scored on a botched double play attempt by the White Sox on a grounder hit by Semien
  • Final score: Blue Jays 6 White Sox 2

My Take:

  • Alek Manoah threw five decent innings in his 3rd career start, giving up 2 runs (1 earned) on 4 hits while walking 2 and striking out 4. He made a bad throw to Vlad the 2nd batter into the game. He got a huge defensive play from Lourdes Gurriel Jr., who gunned down Yasmani Grandal at the plate to end the 4th inning
  • After struggling so mightily in recent outings, Tyler Chatwood finally pitched a clean inning and was credited with the win. The bullpen held the White Sox to just 2 walks over the final 4 innings and struck out 3
  • It was a busy night for White Sox trainer Herm Schneider, who had to tend to Jose Abreu (inadvently hit by a bat that home plate umpire Erich Bacchus tried to move out of the way of a hard charging Jake lamb. Abreu stayed in the game), Nick Marigal (left after the 7th after pulling his hamstring trying to beat out an infield single) and Matt Foster (fell throwing a pitch. stayed in the game)
  • The White Sox defense essentially threw this one away, literally and figuratively. Three errors in the last 2 innings led directly to 4 runs. Tim Anderson threw the ball into the Blue Jays dugout for two runs, Adam Eaton threw the ball way wide of catcher Grandal trying to gun down Espinal at the plate and Abreu missed a catch on a DP ball that would have ended the 9th
  • A day after getting his first MLB hit, Riley Adams scored his first career run
  • Up next, the rubber match of this series. It will be a battle of the left-handed aces with Hyun-Jin Ryu pitching against White Sox lefty Dallas Keuchel