Blue Jays 7, Twins 5: Close Call in Minny

The Blue Jays travelled to Minnesota to kick off a 3-game set against the Twins hoping to rebound after dropping back-to-back series.

Things worth mentioning….

  • Aaron Sanchez got the start tonight, pitching 6 innings and surrendering 4 runs on 6 hits. What’s important is that he matched his total innings pitched last year with tonight’s start, and we’re only 1 month into the season. Good news!
  • After jumping out to a 5-1 lead, the Twinkies clawed their way back to make it 6-5 in the 7th inning. However, the Jays would hang on for the win to make it two in a row.
  • Justin Smoak absolutely crushed a home run in the 4th. No one really knows if it’s landed yet.

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  • Loup, Barnes, Clippard and Osuna all came out of the bullpen tonight, with the only run coming off Loup. There’s a lot to be said about this bullpen, getting a lot of work with starting pitching failing to go deep into games as of late. Hopefully they wont be needed much over the next two days with a doubleheader against Cleveland coming up on Thursday.

Marco Estrada will take the hill tommorow, looking to go past 6 innings for the first time since March 31st against the Yankees.

  • J. Paquin

    That really was some terrible defense. And not even all those “errors” were scored “errors”. Some of it was just straight up sloppy play, the type I’m used to seeing in beer league softball…

    • El Cabeza

      Oops – didn’t see this before making a similar comment. But you’re right – not just the errors, but the balls they let drop in (fair and foul), Hernandez’s double should have been caught, letting the runner from 3rd run right past you while waiting to see if the ball rolls foul (it didn’t), and Lynn almost forgot to cover 1st on a Pillar dribbler!

      • Moose

        Why would you ever wait for it to roll foul with the bases loaded? He clearly forgot the bases were loaded. You either snatch it up quick while it was fair and tag the plate or tag the runner. You would never give up the chance to get the lead runner in that situation.

    • Paul Beestons Grass Surface

      tsk, tsk, tsk, how dare you insult beer league softball like that. It’s hard trying to field a ball and get the cap off your beer at the same time!!