Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Game #145 Tampa Bay Rays (90-55) @ Toronto Blue Jays (81-64) - game recap


Jose Berrios threw seven strong innings in a 2-0 loss to the Rays

After an 8-1 shellacking over the Rays last night, the Blue Jays were going for their 5th straight win. Jose Berrios got the start with Reese MCguire behind the plate. Corey Dickerson was in CF. The rest of the lineup was  the same as last night. Could the Blue Jays make it 5 straight wins? Here is tonight's game recap.

Game Highlights:

  • The Rays opened the scoring in the top of the 2nd a Ji-Man Choi drilled a solo bomb of the facing of the 3rd deck in right-center 
  • Drew Rasmussen pitching line: 5IP 2H 0R 1BB 3K 52 pitches (35 for strikes)
  • Jose Berrios pitching line: 7IP 4H 1R (earned) 0BB 4K 87 pitches (61 for strikes)
  • The Rays added a run in the top of the 8th as Brandon Lowe smashed a solo blast to right
  • Andrew Kittredge threw a perfect 9th for his 7th save of the season
  • Final score: Rays 2 Blue Jays 0

My Take:

  • Jose Berrios threw 7 solid innings, giving up 1 run on 4 hits while walking none and striking out 4. He basically made one mistake that went into the 3rd deck facing. At one point he retired 7 in a row
  • Tim Mayza gave up a deflating HR in the 8th to give the Rays an extra run. Adam Cimber threw a perfect inning. He probably needed some work since he hasn't been needed the last several days with the blowout wins
  • The offense came crashing back to earth - 4 base runners the entire game. The Blue Jays were 0-3 with runners in scoring position.
  • In terms of the WC race, the A's and Yankees were winning their games and the Red Sox and Mariners were just getting going at the time of this post. If the Yankees and Red Sox won their games, the Blue Jays would be a half game out of a WC spot.
  • Up next, the Blue Jays were going for a series win over the Rays. Robbie Ray got the start against Rays righty Michael Wacha.