Sunday, July 31, 2022

Game #102- Detroit Tigers (41-62) @ Toronto Blue Jays (57-45) - game recap


Jose Berrios threw 7 strong innings in a 4-1 win over the Tigers

After a big come from behind win yesterday, thanks to a huge 3-run bomb by Teoscar Hernandez, the Blue Jays were looking for their 2nd straight win and 17th series win of the season and end their 4th straight month with a win as well. Yes, the Blue Jays have ended every month this season with a win. Jose Berrios got the start with Danny Jansen behind the plate. George Springer was off for the second time in three days as he nurses a sore elbow. Raimel Tapia was in CF. Jose Berrios got the start with Danny Jansen behind the plate. Cavan Biggio got the start at 2B. Could the Blue Jays make it two straight wins to end the month of July and the home stand with a win? Here is today's game recap.

Game Highlights:

  • The Blue Jays opened the scoring in the bottom of the 2nd as Matt Chapman smacked a 2-run blast to left and into the Blue Jays bullpen; also scoring Teoscar Hernandez
  • The Tigers got one back in the top of the 4th as Javier Baez belted a solo bomb to the opposite field in right-center and into the Tigers bullpen
  • The Blue Jays added a run in the bottom of the 5th as Vladimir Guerrero Jr. doubled scoring Cavan Biggio
  • Two batters later, Bo Bichette doubled home Guerrero Jr.
  • Garrett Hill pitching line: 5IP 6H 4R (all earned) 2BB 1K 86 pitches (53 for strikes)
  • Jose Berrios pitching line: 7IP 3H 1R (earned) 1BB 6K 80 pitches (56 for strikes)
  • Jordan Romano threw a perfect 9th for his 24th save of the season
  • Final score: Blue Jays 4 Tigers 1

My Take:

  • Jose Berrios threw 7 strong innings, giving up a run on 3 hits while walking 1 and striking out 6. His only mistake was to brother-in-law Javier Baez, who took him yard in the 4th inning. He retired the final 9 batters he faced
  • The bullpen was perfect, retiring the final 6 Tigers batters in order while striking out 2
  • Offensively, the Blue Jays batters did just enough to get the win. Matt Chapman continued to rake post-all-star break. He hit a 2-run HR today, his 4th HR in 3 days
  • Up next, after an off-day tomorrow, the Blue Jays hit the road for a mini 2-game set against the Rays. The Rays have won 5 of the 8 games in the season series thus far and have outscored the Blue Jays 36-30. Tuesday's pitching matchup will be Kevin Gausman pitching against Rays righty Drew Rasmussen