Hello 2017 season! Yeah that’s right, the season didn’t technically start until today, those two games… all fake news….
But oh man it feels nice to see a W! Stro lead the way with such an awesome outing. For the first three innings he pitched to the minimum with the help of some awesome defense behind him.
However, as we’ve seen in the pass two games good pitching is not enough to win, some runs needs to be scored. The Jays have had problems leaving men on base and in third with bases loaded but 2 men out you could have guessed that this problem would continue,
But I made this bold prediction with Morales at the plate:
Morales is gonna make us love him here.
— Daryl (@ateDARYL) April 6, 2017
And this is what happened.
The bullpen did their job. Biagini pitched like he had somewhere to go and needed only 12 pitches to get 5 batters out. Smith made 9th inning more interesting than it had to be by walking and giving up a double to Brad Miller and Souza Jr. Grilli would come in to close the game, but not before giving up a wild pitch that would score Miller in.
But we won, so that’s all I care about.
And because this was in there’s of course some extra fun GIFs:
Everyone is all smiles before the game.
Travis being his adorable self.
Barney and Pillar volunteering Devo as the chirper and the one to be kicked out.
Tomorrow will the second game of the series and Francisco Liriano’s 2017 debut.