Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Game #104 Cleveland Indians (52-52) @ Toronto Blue Jays (55-49) - game recap


Teoscar Hernandez was 3-3 with 2 runs scored and 3 RBI in a 7-2 win over the Indians

After a tough extra innings loss yesterday, the Blue Jays were looking to even the series. Jonathan Davis was claimed by the Yankees. Cavan Biggio wss placed on the 10-day IL with mid-back tightness and Corey Dickerson was reinstated off the IL and DH'd tonight. Hyun-Jin Ryu got his first start in Toronto. Reese McGuire was behind the plate. George Springer was back in the field after DH'ing yesterday. Breyvic Valera got the start at the hot corner. Could the Blue Jays even the series? Here is today's game recap.

Game Highlights:

  • The Blue Jays opened the scoring in the bottom of the 1st as George Springer led off with a solo blast to left-center 
  • Four batters later, Teoscar Hernandez whacked an opposite-field shot to right; also scoring Bo Bichette 
  • The Indians got one back in the top of the 4th as Bobby Bradley doubled scoring Harold Ramirez
  • The Blue Jays added a run in the bottom half of the inning on a ground out by Breyvic Valera that scored Hernandez
  • The Blue Jays added a run in the bottom of the 5th on a sac fly by Bo Bichette that scored Springer
  • A batter later, Hernandez singled scoring Marcus Semien
  • Zach Plesac pitching line: 5IP 10H 6R (all earned) 0BB 0K 82 pitches (55 for strikes)
  • The Indians got one back in the top of the 6th as Ramirez doubled home Franmil Reyes
  • The Blue Jays added a run in the bottom half of the inning on a sac fly by Springer that scored Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
  • Hyun-Jin Ryu pitching line: 7IP 7H 2R (both earned) 0BB 8K 99 pitches (69 for strikes)
  • Final score: Blue Jays 7 Indians 2

My Take:

  • Hyun-Jin Ryu had a solid start in his debut pitching at the Roger's Centre, allowing 2 runs on 7 hits while walking none and striking out 8 over 7 innings. Ryu retired the first 6 batters he faced and the final 4 batters he faced.
  • The bullpen threw 2 perfect innings and struck out three
  • In his Blue Jays debut, Corey Dickerson was 0-4 and stranded 4 runners
  • Every Blue Jays batter except Dickenson and Vlad had at least one hit
  • The Blue Jays were 3-10 with runners in scoring position
  • Up next, the Blue Jays go for two straight wins over the Indians. Steven Matz starts against Indians righty JC Mejia