Things to Know:
- After winning yesterday’s game I didn’t have the same gloom and doubt when I saw today’s lineup, especially considering the Jays had Estrada on the mound. But, don’t get me wrong it’s still a crappy lineup.
- Estrada had a rough first inning, giving up a 2 run home run to Nelson Cruz, but after that took complete control of the game. He pitched six innings, allowed no more runs, and struck out 8 while walking 3. It’s such a joy to watch Marco pitch. The bullpen again made sure that Estrada would get the W by pitching 3 scoreless innings by Loup, Grilli, and Campos.
- The bats took advantage former baby blue bird and rookie Chase De Jong. Pillar was able to score on a Smoak RBI single in the first but runs wouldn’t come again until the fifth. But they hit the hell out of that ball in the fifth by scoring five runs. The beauty of it was that it was all with 2 outs an no one on base. A Pillar walk and Zeke single was batted in by a Smoak single. Then Pearce made sure that a Bautista walk and the Smoak single wouldn’t be left stranded by hitting home run to further pad the lead. Then in the 7th Smoak got angry at a ball and hit a solo home run to make it 7-0 Blue Jays.
Pearce 3 run home run made sure that we wouldn’t leave anyone on base that inning.