Sunday, July 7, 2024

Game #90 - Toronto Blue Jays (41-49) @ Seattle Mariners (49-43) - game recap


Daulton Varsho knocked in the game winning run as the Blue Jays came from behind to defeat the Mariners 5-4 in 10 innings

After hanging on for a 1-run win yesterday, the Blue Jays were going for their 2nd straight win, 8th series win and 5th season series win of the season. Ace Jose Berrios got the start with Alejandro Kirk behind the plate. Justin Turner was back in the lineup as DH after returning from the paternity list yesterday. Vlad was at the hot corner and Spencer Horwirz was at 1B. Leo Jimenez got the start at 2B. Could the Blue Jays make it 2 straight wins, 8 series wins and 5 season series wins? Here is today's game recap.

Game Highlights:

  • The Mariners opened the scoring in the bottom of the 3rd as Victor Robles hammered a solo bomb to the second deck in left
  • The Blue Jays tied it up in the top of the 4th on a sac fly by Alejandro Kirk that scored Bo Bichette
  • The Mariners retook the lead in the bottom of the 5th as Mitch Garver drilled a 3-run bomb to left-center; also scoring Dominic Canzone and Robles
  • The Blue Jays tied the game in the top of the 7th as George Springer belted a 3-run jack to the opposite field in right-center; also scoring Kirk and Leo Jimenez
  • George Kirby pitching line: 6IP 7H 3R (all earned) 1BB 8K 93 pitches (65 for strikes)
  • Jose Berrios pitching line: 6IP 7H 4R (all earned) 1BB 10K 98 pitches (61 for strikes)
  • The Blue Jays took the lead in the top of the 10th as Daulton Varsho singled scoring Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
  • Genesis Cabrera pitched a scoreless 10th for his 2nd save of the season
  • Final score: Blue Jays 5 Mariners 4

My Take:

  • Jose Berrios gave up 4 runs on 7 hits while walking 1 and striking out 10. He was pitching out of jams in every inning but the 4th inning. Berrios gave up 2 home runs that amounted to the 4 runs scored. He'll get one more start before the all-star break
  • The bullpen also faced jams in all four innings they worked, including bases loaded james in innings 8-10. The Blue Jays are fortunate they were not swept by the Mariners, let alone winning the series.
  • Offensively, Alejandro Kirk (sac fly, 1 run scored), George Springer (3-run HR) and Daulton Varsho (RBI single) did the damage
  • The Blue Jays were 2-10 with runners in scoring position
  • Up next, after an off-day tomorrow, the Blue Jays continue the west coast swing in San Francisco. The Blue Jays took 2 of 3 from the Giants last season, outscoring the Giants 8-5. Yusei Kikuchi starts against Giants lefty Blake Snell