Thursday, April 28, 2022

Game #20- Boston Red Sox (8-12) @ Toronto Blue Jays (13-7) - game recap


Alek Manoah threw 7 shutout innings in a 1-0 shutout win over the Red Sox. It was the 5th series win of the season for the Blue Jays, who have won 5 of 6 series this season.

After dropping yesterday's game against the Red Sox, the Blue Jays were trying for their 5th series win and first series win of a 4-game series. Alek Manoah got the start with Alejandro Kirk behind the plate. George Springer got the half day off with Bradley Zimmer in CF. Vlad got the full day off with Gosuke Katoh at 1B. Could the Blue Jays notch their 5th series win? Here is today's game recap.

Game Highlights:

  • The Blue Jays opened the scoring in the bottom of the 3rd as Alejandro Kirk singled scoring Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
  • Garrett Whitlock pitching line: 3IP 4H 1R (unearned) 2BB 2K 61 pitches (41 for strikes)
  • Alek Manoah pitching line: 7IP 3H 0R 1BB 7K 92 pitches (63 for strikes)
  • Jordan Romano threw a scoreless  9th for his 9th save
  • Final score: Blue Jays 1 Red Sox 0

My Take:

  • Alek Manoah threw 7 shutout innings, allowing just 3 hits while walking 1 and striking out 7. At one point, he retired 12 in a row. Manoah looks like he'll be a star for years to come
  • The bullpen was solid, 6 of 7 batters. Jordan Romano allowed a 1 out single, but retired the next two batters to end the game. It was nice to see as Romano had been experiencing a bit of a rough patch of late 
  • Offensively, the Blue Jays were only able to eke out the one run. It wasn't for lack of chances. They had base runners in every inning except the 6th and 7th innings. The Blue Jays were an abysmal 1-8 with runners in scoring position
  • Every Blue Jays starter except Bradley Zimmer reached base at least once
  • Up next, the Blue Jays take on the Houston Astros, who they took 2 of 3 from in Houston last weekend. Yusei Kikuchi gets the start against Astros righty Jose Urquidy