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It was disappointing.
Unhealthy hitting (and we discovered the glove after we hit the ball arduous) and unhealthy fielding. It simply felt like a sport we weren’t alleged to win.
The batsmen began nicely. Lourdes Gurriel began the sport with a robust hit to proper. Vladimir Guerrero flied out to proper, however Alejandro Kirk singled to proper. Teoscar Hernandez doubled to proper. It felt like a theme. Everybody was taking Shane Bieber to proper (he was throwing exterior and out of doors the plate). However Matt Chapman struck out and Ramiel Tapia singled to finish the enjoyable.
Bieber appeared to show issues round after that, and the Jays did not get one other hit till the fourth inning and did not rating once more till the fifth.
We had an opportunity. Within the fifth, after scoring a run, Gurriel moved to second with one out. However Vlad and Kirk Miles Stroh’s spectacular report (Baseball Savant had it with a .570 xba).
Seventh time we did the roping run, and it was Vlad’s roping run, however he fell.
We had a complete of 8 hits however scored solely 2 runs. Lourdes had an amazing day with three hits on the plate. He was the one Jay with a couple of hit.
Guerrero, Chapman and Biggio had zero factors.
Even with only one official error, it is a kind of days the place drama simply does not appear doable.
Kirk fouled out and scored a throw to second on a steal try. He had a tough time throwing to second, however was caught stealing (solely Ramirez overshot second). The guards stole three.
- Biggio had some adventures in proper, turning a catchable ball into a success (he additionally made a pleasant catch within the filth that slid into the wall). Kirk additionally had an costly “wild pitch” (I might name it a handed ball, however that distinction is foolish).
- Tapia fell excessive in entrance of him, then jumped over his head.
- Merrifield made a few errors and ran for the ball earlier than the ball bounced off him and went large for a base hit. And in that quick time Espinal was lengthy on the feed, We price double play.
- Vlad made a superb catch on the bottom ball, however tried to get it out of his glove to throw to Gausman.
It simply felt like a kind of days.
After profitable the AL Participant of the Week, Kevin Gausman hasn’t been excellent. He went 4.2 with 9 hits, 5 earned, 1 stroll and 5 strikeouts. He would have seemed rather a lot higher with the gloves, however I mentioned earlier within the sport that he would not be Participant of the Week once more.
We received good work from David Phelps (1.1 innings), Trevor Richards (1) and Anthony Bass (1).
Trent Thornton gave up 3 hits and a couple of runs within the prime of the ninth to place the sport out of attain.
Jay of the day is Gurriel (.110 WPA).
Sucks: Gausman’s numbers (-.267) weren’t all his fault, however he wasn’t excellent. Vlad (-.130, 0 for 4, 1 RBI, he may have helped us. He put runners on base just a few occasions) and Chapman (0 for 4, 3 okay). Chapman hit .325/.396/.699 in July and simply .177/.282/.441 in August. Kirk, Merrifield, Biggio and Tapia deserve credit score for his or her glovework.
Tomorrow we begin 3 in opposition to the Orioles. Yushi Kikuchi (4-6, 5.13) will play Kyle Bradish (1-4, 6.42). He isn’t Brad. He is simply Bradish. A sport that guarantees numerous runs is scored. Hope the Jays convey their bats (and gloves).
To get you higher, here is a photograph of a polar bear about to leap into the Hudson Bay. We had an amazing trip there. Sadly we could not catch the Jays sport on TV and the WiFi was horrible at our resort. However we noticed numerous bears and beluga whales.