Thursday, June 24, 2021

Game #72 Toronto Blue Jays (37-35) @ Miami Marlins (31-42) - game recap


Robbie Ray threw 6 strong innings in a 3-1 victory over the Marlins

After a late inning win over the Marlins, the Blue Jays wrapped up the road trip and season series with the Mami-based MLB squad. Same lineup as yesterday except Riley Adams was behind the plate and Robbie Ray was on the bump and Randal Grichuk was in RF and Teoscar Hernandez was in LF. This recap's going to be a wee bit shorter as I did not get time to start it before I left and I got a zoom meeting for my volunteer job in less than an hour. Could the Blue Jays complete the season series sweep of the Marlins and win their 4th game in a row? Here is tonight's game recap.

Game Highlights:

  • The Blue Jays opened the scoring in the top of the 1st as Teoscar Hernandez doubled scoring Bo Bichette 
  • A batter later, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. scored on a groundout by George Springer
  • The Blue Jays added a run in the top of the 5th as Bichette singled scoring Marcus Semien
  • Trevor Rogers pitching line: 5IP 5H 3R (all earned) 2BB 6K 83 pitches (52 for strikes)
  • The Marlins got one back in the bottom of the 6th as Starling Marte hammered a solo bomb to- left-center
  • Robbie Ray pitching line: 6IP 4H 1R (earned) 1BB 6K 96 pitches (64 for strikes)
  • Jordan Romano pitched a scoreless 9th for his 5th save of the season
  • Final score: Blue Jays 3 Marlins 1

My Take:

  • Robbie Ray had a solid game, allowing 1 run on 4 hits while walking 1 and striking out 6. He kept the Marlins to a solo shot and 3 singles, a walk and a fielding error by Cavan Biggio. Only one Marlin got into scoring position.
  • The bullpen was also solid, allowing just a 9th inning double that was stranded at 3rd base. They combined to strike out 3 over the final 3 innings
  • Tonight, the Blue Jays jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the 1st inning and added a run in the 5th
  • Every starter except George Springer (although he drew a 9th inning walk and got an RBI on a ground out in the 1st), Riley Adams and Robbie Ray had at least one hit tonight
  • Springer fielded two balls today
  • Up next, the Blue Jays open a four game series vs. the Orioles. They took 2 of 3 in Baltimore last weekend. Anthony Kay gets the start against Oroles righty Dean Kremer