Toronto Blue Jays blow late lead, lose opener to Boston
The Toronto Blue Jays started strong in the series opener against the Boston Red Sox, but took a walk off loss in the bottom of the 9th to move their losing streak to four. Aaron Sanchez took some positive strides in his start, but the offense failed to maintain their attack late, and the kids were not alright out of the bullpen.
Speaking of Reyes, he once again looked uncomfortable following a strikeout in the second inning. At some point, the Blue Jays need to make a decision on his health. While I admire his desire to play through the pain, it is not worth running the risk of a long-term injury and short-term underperformance.
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The Toronto Blue Jays struck out 14 times on the night. When over half of your outs are freebies, good things aren’t going to happen.
MVJ: Josh Donaldson
With Devon Travis already getting love for his bat, the Most Valuable Jay goes to Josh Donaldson for his standout defensive play throughout the latter half of the game. Without a diving stab to save Sanchez and two spectacular catches on line drives to third, this ball game could have been much worse than it was.
The Toronto Blue Jays will try again tomorrow night at 6:10 Eastern Time, as Drew Hutchison takes on Clay Buchholz.
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