07/28/2017: 7-2 Angels
So I went to this game with my 3 game losing streak in hand, and the Jays decided to make it 4. Happ went 6 innings, gave up 3 runs, 4 walks and struck out 5. But he would get no help from the offense who only got 3 hits off the Angels starter Bridwell. It was an annoying game to be at but I do want to thank Smoak for hitting HR to at least make the commute home a little less bitter.
Martin shutting down the Ump Show.
07/29/2017: 6-5 Angels
This was a heart breaker. Liriano pitched well enough, 6 innings, 3 runs, a walk, a strikeout. The Jays actually scored runs 5 runs and with a 2 run lead in the top of the 9th and Osuna on the mound it seemed like the Jays was gonna tie this series up… boy was I wrong. Osuna just didn’t have it that day and gave up 3 earned runs on 2 hits. The runs would be unanswered in the bottom of the 9th and the world ended.
Must be nice to have a day off.
Montero proving that running is hard. But Sanchez is there to help.
07/30/2017: 11-10 Blue Jays
Man this game. If you gave up on this game before the bottom of the 9th you missed something special. Valdez made his second start of the season and it didn’t go as well as his first one. He only went 2 innings and gave up 7 runs (6 earned) in 7 hits, a walk, and 2 strikeouts. The Jays kept being gifted base runners through walk in the later innings but refused to score them in, well until the ninth.
The Jays were down 10-4 in bottom of the ninth with the bottom third of the order up facing Brooks Pounders. However Pounders just didn’t have it and gave up a walk to Goins and home run to Pillar, making it 10-6. A Refsnyder ground-rule double would knock him out of the game for Angels closer Bud Norris. Norris also pitched the day before and although he did get the save it was not a very smooth inning and fortunately for the Jays today was no different. A Zeke single moved Refsnyder which would then be scored in by a Martin single, 10-7 Angels. Smoak, who at that point was the game tying run grounded out but moved Zeke and Martin up a base. A Morales walk then loaded the bases for Pearce. Sure it looked like Thursday walk situation but I don’t think anyone thought he would actually hit another grand slam here. I mean we all hoped it but to expect it was something else. But my god did Pearce have other plans and on a 2-0 pitch Pearce hit a huge grand slam to left walking off Angels. That’s right his second walk off this week. It was spectacular and it felt like a nod to all the fans who stayed to watch the rest of the game.
Gibby working with Montero.
Zeke’s commitment to that little wiggle is outstanding.
Martin making sure laundry guys have things to do this afternoon.
Steve Pearce with his second walk-off grand slam this week to help a 10-6 Angels lead disappear.