Saturday, July 30, 2022

Game #101- Detroit Tigers (41-61) @ Toronto Blue Jays (56-45) - game recap


Teoscar Hernandez hit a go-ahead 3-run HR in a 5-3 come-from-behind win over the Tigers

After dropping yesterday's game to the Tigers, the Blue Jays were looking to retake the lead in the series. With a win today, the Blue Jays would take the season series Max Castillo was sent down to AAA-ball and Trent Thornton was recalled in his place. Ross Stripling got the start with Danny Jansen behind the plate. George Springer was back in the lineup as DH. Bo Bichette was also back in the lineup after missing yesterday with a banged up shoulder from a Thursday collision. Santiago Espinal was back at 2B. Could the Blue Jays get their 8th season series win? Here is today's game recap.

Game Highlights:

  • The Blue Jays opened the scoring in the bottom of the 1st as Lourdes Gurriel Jr. singled scoring Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
  • The Tigers tied the game in the top of the 5th on a sac fly by Kody Clemens that scored Eric Haase
  • A batter later, Riley Greene doubled scoring Robbie Grossman
  • Ross Stripling pitching line: 4.1IP 5H 2R (both earned) 0BB 5K 58 pitches (41 for strikes)
  • The Tigers added a run in the top of the 7th as Jonathan Schoop singled scoring Jeimer Candelario
  • Drew Hutchison pitching line: 5IP 2H 1R (earned) 3BB 3K 68 pitches (35 for strikes)
  • The Blue Jays got a run back in the bottom half of the inning on a sac fly by Bo Bichette that scored George Springer
  • A batter later, Teoscar Hernandez hammered a 3-run bomb to dead center; also scoring Guerrero Jr. and Gurriel Jr.
  • Jordan Romano pitched a scoreless 9th for his 23rd save of the season
  • Final score: Blue Jays 5 Tigers 3

My Take:

  • Ross Stripling battled through 4.1 innings, giving up a pair of runs on 5 hits while walking none and striking out 5. He retired nine of the first ten batters he faced. It was really the 5th inning where he really ran into trouble, loading the bases on a pair of hits and a hit batter. After giving up a sac fly, Adam Cimber came in and gave up a double for the second run charged against him. Good start today, not so great finish
  • The bullpen gave up a run on 5 hits while walking 2 and striking out 5 over the final 4.2 innings. Adam Cimber didn't have his best day, giving up the run and three of the hits. None of the relievers had a clean outing. Everyone allowed at least one baserunner to reach either by a hit or a walk
  • It looked like a former teammate was going to beat the Blue Jays again. Drew Hutchison, who pitched with the Blue Jays over parts of 4 seasons spanning 2012-16, held his former team to a run on 2 hits while walking 3 and striking out 3 over 5 innings. Once he was gone, the Blue Jays put up a 4-spot in the 6-inning, highlighted by a 3-run bomb by Teo and started with a sac fly by Bo Bichette 
  • Up next, the Blue Jays go for two straight wins and a series win to cap off the home stand. Jose Berrios starts against Tigers righty Garrett Hill