The bats remain quiet as the Blue Jays lose 4-2 to the Rangers

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Cam Lewis
1 year ago
You aren’t going to win very many games when you only score two runs.
The Blue Jays did so on Friday, as Kevin Gausman and the big bullpen arms held the Texas Rangers to just one run in a 2-1 win. They again mustered only two runs on Saturday, and this time it wasn’t enough. The Rangers scored four runs off Toronto’s parade of relievers to even the series with a 4-2 victory.

Things worth mentioning…

  • When you go into a Bullpen Day and four relievers combined to only allow four runs, you’ve done very well for yourself. Trevor Richards allowed three earned runs on a couple of homers in three innings to kick things off and Bowden Francis worked around three walks to toss two-and-two-thirds scoreless frames. Yimi Garcia came in and got two outs but allowed a solo homer and then Adam Cimber recorded the final five outs in the eighth and ninth innings.
  • The pitching was more than good enough to give the Blue Jays a chance to win but the bats were quiet again. Bo Bichette doubled in the first inning and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. drove him in with a single so it looked like the Blue Jays might have a big day at the plate but their only other run came when Daulton Varsho smacked a solo home run in the fourth inning. The Blue Jays left six runners on base and went 2-for-4 with runners in scoring position. This is the fourth game in a row the Blue Jays have scored three or fewer runs.
  • The one positive to draw from this game heading into the rubber match on Sunday is that the Blue Jays didn’t waste any of their big relievers. Jordan Romano, Erik Swanson, and Tim Mayza all had the day off on Saturday and Nate Pearson hasn’t pitched since the Baltimore series. Chris Bassitt will take the mound for the Blue Jays and the Rangers will counter with Jon Gray.


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