Game Recap: Dickey Goes the Distance For the Blue Jays


Riding the high of an epic walk off 10th inning home run last night, the Blue Jays were hoping to keep the good times rolling. The Yankees keep sticking around and the Jays would need a win to maintain their 1.5 game lead. The Indians’ starters had pitched well in the first two games of the series but that was not the case tonight.

RA Dickey breezed through early with three perfect innings. The Indians managed a run and some hits in the 4th but RA stifled them the rest of the way. Dickey completed the game and gave the bullpen a break. He only need 92 pitches.

The Blue Jays jumped all over Trevor Bauer early. He only lasted 1.1 innings. He allowed 6 hits, 1 walk and 5 earned runs. Josh Donaldson knocked in 3 of those runs and Troy Tulowitzki, 2.

Terry Francona had seen enough and went to his bullpen. It was a smart move as the relievers he brought in stopped the bleeding. Through the 8th, the Jays were only able to manage two walks and a hit after Bauer exited. However, the runs from the first two innings proved to be enough to seal the win.

Game Notes:

Marcus Stroman had a very encouraging first rehab start. He pitched no-hit baseball through 4.2 innings and racked up 7 Ks.

– Josh Donaldson had an adventurous night on the base paths. He scored on a very shallow sac fly in the second with this slide:

He also stretched a single into a double after a lazy throw in from Brantley in the 4th

Josh Thole was back from a brief assignment to Bluefield to catch Dickey.

– The Jays now have a seven man bench and a nine man bullpen.

Ryan Goins extended his hit streak to 12 games

– The Indians ended up using 7 pitchers

“A+”.  Aside from a small blemish in the 4th, RA was near perfect. He struck out 6, allowed just four hits, no walks, and allowed one earned run. Dickey went the distance for his 2nd complete game of the season. . . RA Dickey. STARTING PITCHING

“N/A”. Not required tonight. . . N/A. “RELIEVER”

“B”. The Jays collected nine hits and three walks. They scored five runs. Not a stereotypical Jays offensive explosion but a solid effort. Josh Donaldson led the way with his creative baserunning and three hits.  . . Josh Donaldson. “OFFENCE”

MVJ: RA Dickey

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