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Quick Reaction: Toronto Blue Jays 4, Baltimore Orioles 5

Toronto loses another one in extra innings





1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 R H E
Toronto 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 6 0
Baltimore 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 5 15 0

W: J. Yacabonis 2-0
L: D. Barnes 2-6

The Starter


B. Anderson

0-1 | 6.0 IP | 3 (3) | 7 H | 0 BB | 3 K |
59 PC, B: 17, S: 42 | 3.09 ERA

Brett Anderson struck out the first batter he faced in the game. Manny Machado laid down a perfect bunt for a base hit, but a double play negated him on the base pads. The 2nd inning didn’t start as well. Adam Jones led off with a double to left field. Even though Jones made it to third with only one out, he wouldn’t score. Anderson struck out Davis and got Trumbo to hit a fly ball. Great recovery for the starter.

To lead off the 3rd, Wellington Castillo hit a solo home run to centre field. It was the second pitch of the inning, an 89 mph fastball from Anderson. The next batter, Rickard, followed with a single. Anderson couldn’t field the bunt from Beckham, which put two runners on base with no outs. There were two fly balls. One advanced Rickard to third base, but he wasn’t brave enough to test the arm of Bautista to score on the second one. After a ground ball, Anderson had escaped the inning safely with his team still leading 3-1.

With two outs in the 4th, Anderson gave up another solo shot. This time it was to Mark Trumbo, who went after a low changeup from the Toronto starter. It wasn’t a bad pitch, Trumbo just muscled the ball out of the park. In the next inning, Anderson followed up by retiring the side in order. He was moving fast, not wasting any time in between his pitches. Brett had only thrown 54 pitches after five full frames, which was quite efficient.

For the Orioles, Schoop led off the 6th with a double to the corner in left field. He was advanced to third base on a ground ball, and driven in on a sacrifice fly ball. The inning ended, but Anderson gave up another run which tied the game 3-3. That would be it for the starter after going six full innings. He wouldn’t factor into the decision, but he did a pretty good job in his outing. The Baltimore hitters weren’t completely shut down, but Anderson kept them from doing any serious damage.

The Hitting

T. Hernández 1-3 1 0 0 1 0-0-0 0 .286 .375 .429
M. Saunders 1-1 0 1 0 0 0-0-0 0 .500 .500 .500
E. Carrera 0-0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 .291 .367 .430
S. Pearce 0-1 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 .252 .321 .442
J. Donaldson 2-4 1 3 1 2 0-0-1 0 .261 .384 .534
J. Smoak 0-4 0 0 1 0 0-0-0 0 .284 .361 .561
J. Bautista 0-4 0 0 1 2 0-0-0 0 .204 .312 .368
K. Morales 0-5 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 .245 .302 .449
M. Montero 0-3 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 .151 .232 .274
D. Barney 0-1 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 .217 .258 .297
L. Maile 0-1 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 .114 .153 .190
K. Pillar 0-5 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 .255 .300 .407
R. Goins 2-5 1 0 0 2 2-0-0 0 .227 .278 .340
R. Ureña 0-2 1 0 3 0 0-0-0 0 .333 .667 .667

The Blue Jays hitters were having no luck against Chris Tillman in the first two innings. In the 3rd, Urena drew a walk and Hernandez hit a single. Josh Donaldson drove them both in with a home run to left centre field. For the second game in a row, he hit a three-run homer. It was the 25th of the season for Josh. He has hit the most home runs in the league since July 27th, racking up 16 in that time span.

Tillman settled down a bit, retiring the next five batters he faced. Leading off the 5th, Ryan Goins got a hold of a slider and it went off the top of the wall in right field. It was inches from leaving the park, but Goins ended up at second base. When Tillman gave up a walk to Urena in the next at-bat, he was pulled from the game. Richard Urena showed good patience in the batter’s box, drawing three walks in the game. The bases were loaded in the inning when Donaldson earned himself a free pass. Justin Smoak hit into an inning-ending double play. The Blue Jays missed a good opportunity to add to their lead.

There was some heads-up baserunning from Goins to start the 7th inning. He hit a ground ball to third base which went off Machado’s glove into the outfield. Goins, at the direction of the first base coach Tim Leiper, went to second base on the play. He was advanced to third on a grounder from Urena, and scored when Saunders singled on a sharp ground ball to first base. Donaldson struck out to end the inning, but Toronto had regained the lead, 4-3.

The Blue Jays couldn’t get anything going against Orioles relievers Brach and Britton. In the 11th inning, Jose Bautista drew a leadoff walk, which was erased on a double play ball from Morales. The offense was stagnant in the late and extra innings for Toronto. The team could have used a few more hits.

The Bullpen

T. Koehler (0-2) 1.0 0 0 2 0 0 10 (2-8) 3.00
R. Tepera (7-1) 1.0 0 0 1 1 1 13 (2-11) 3.44
R. Osuna (3-4) 1.0 1 1 2 1 1 26 (9-17) 3.41
C. Ramírez (0-0) 2.0 0 0 1 0 2 32 (11-21) 0.00
D. Barnes (L, 2-6) 0.2 1 1 2 1 1 10 (2-8) 3.55

The first reliever for the Blue Jays was Tom Koehler in the 7th. He gave up consecutive singles to start the inning. Rickard hit a bunt pop-up which was caught by Smoak for the first out. Next, the Blue Jays almost turned a double play, but Beckham beat the throw at first base. Koehler ended the inning by fielding a grounder himself from Machado. A rough start to the inning for the reliever, but he prevented Baltimore from scoring.

Ryan Tepera took the mound in the 8th. Donaldson grabbed a liner that was coming towards his head for the first out. After a ground ball out, Tepera gave up a double to Mancini who kept the inning alive. An intentional walk was issued to Chris Davis to get to Trumbo. The move paid off when Tepera picked up a strikeout to end the frame.

The closer, Roberto Osuna, came on to pitch the 9th. He gave up a home run to the first batter he faced, Castillo. The game was now tied and it was the ninth blown save for Osuna. Castillo got a hold of an inside cutter from Roberto and hit it into the left field stands. With two outs, Machado drew a walk. It was followed by an infield single by Schoop, putting two runners on base. A pop fly ended the inning, mercifully. Not an ideal outing for Osuna. His fastball was very good, hitting up to 96 mph, but it took only one mistake on an inside cutter to send the game to extra innings.

Carlos Ramirez made his second appearance in the majors in the 10th. He surrendered a double to Davis with one out in the frame. He also gave up a walk in the inning, but struck out Trumbo and ended the inning without any problems. When Ramirez stayed on in the 12th, he pitched a clean inning. He did very well in his two frames of work. It was tough for the Baltimore hitters to make good contact against him.

For the 13th, it was Danny Barnes on the hill. He gave up a leadoff double to Schoop, but struck out the next batter, Adam Jones. One out later, Chris Davis got his second intentional walk of the game. Mark Trumbo then hit a double which sealed the walk-off win for Baltimore. Barnes continues to struggle as of late.

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