Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Game #37- Seattle Mariners (16-21) @ Toronto Blue Jays (20-17) - game recap

Jose Berrios threw 7 shutout innings in a 3-0 shutout win over the Mariners

After a solid win last night on the back of a strong pitching performance from Yusei Kikuchi and five relievers and some clutch hitting from the offence, the Blue Jays were looking to make it two straight wins and their first series win since April 29-May 1 against Houston. Jose Berrios got the start with Alejandro Kirk behind the plate. Teoscar Hernandez got the half day off as DH with Raimel Tapia in RF.    Lourdes Guirriel Jr. was back in the lineup after the day off yesterday. Could the Blue Jays make it two wins in a row? Here is tonight's game recap.

Game Highlights:

  • The Blue Jays opened the scoring in the bottom of the 2nd as George Springer tripled scoring Alejandro Kirk, Matt Chapman and Santiago Espinal
  • Jose Berrios pitching line: 7IP 6H 0R 2BB 4K 91 pitches (59 for strikes)
  • Logan Gilbert pitching line: 7IP 6H 3R (all earned) 2BB 9K 101 pitches (66 for strikes)
  • Adam Cimber pitched a perfect 9th for his 3rd save of the season
  • Final score: Blue Jays 3 Mariners 0

My Take:

  • Jose Berrios threw seven shutout innings allowing 6 hits while walking 2 and striking out 4. Berrios retired 7 in a row at one point. There wasn't much difference statistically between the two starters, other than Logan Gilbert throwing a few more pitches due to more strikeouts and allowing a three-run triple. Both starters gave up 6 hits each and walled 2 batters.
  • David Phelps and Adam Cimber were excellent, retiring the remaining 6 batters. Cimber is the ealy front runner to be the reliever of the year. The sidewinder has been credited with 4 wins and notched 3 saves in 17 appearances, including tonight.
  • Offensively, George Springer knocked in all three runs with a bases-clearing triple in the 2nd inning. After that, the Blue Jays did not get a runner past 2nd base. The team was 2-7 with runners in scoring position
  • Every Blue Jays starter except Teoscar Hernandez reached base at least once.
  • Up next, the Blue Jays go for 3 straight wins and their first series sweep of the season. Kevin Gausman starts against Mariners lefty Marco Gonzales