Game Recap: Blue Jays Even Series With Braves


The Blue Jays had dropped the first game of their three game set against the Braves last night and were hoping to even up the series tonight. David Price was on the mound for the Jays and did not disappoint. 

The offence got to work early scoring 4 runs in the first inning. Jose Bautista doubled home Ben Revere. Russell Martin doubled home Jose and Edwin Encarnacion. Martin scored on a Ryan Goins sac fly. The Jays were held in check until the 4th inning when Cliff Pennington scored on a sac fly off the bat of Ben Revere. Braves’ starter Shelby Miller was done part way through the 4th. They scored two more in the next frame. Goins scored on a ground out and Revere doubled in Kevin Pillar off of reliever Sugar Ray Marimon. The Braves relievers prevented more runs until Russell Martin let loose a two run shot in the 9th.

David Price experienced only one real blip in his night. The Braves were able to score in the first off of a sac fly and several balls were hit hard. Price was in a groove the rest of the way through. He went 7 innings and threw 105 pitches.

Aaron Loup was brought in for the 8th but failed to get his man but Liam Hendriks picked up his team mate and threw a clean inning. Ryan Tepera finished things off for the Jays in the 9th allowing a hit but nothing more.

The Jays experienced the results tonight that many had expected last night as well: beating a team that the Jays should be pounding. Pound them they did.

Game Notes:

– Ryan Goins made a sensational play in the hole that you’ll want to check out

– Also check out the very odd double play that Cliff Pennington started after dropping a pop up

– The Jays have now surpassed 800 runs scored on the season

– The Yankees stayed 3 back with a win tonight

David Price. STARTING PITCHING . “A-”.  Price improved on his sub-standard (for him) outing last time out. He struck out 9, walked three and allowed six hits and one earned run. David ensured the Braves had no chance of coming back in this one .

“A-”. Liam Hendriks and Ryan Tepera pitched scoreless innings. Hendriks struck out two. Loup didn’t get his man but it didn’t end up costing the team.. . Liam Hendriks. “RELIEVER”

“A”. Encarnacion reached base all 5 times he came to the plate. Russell Martin led the way with a 2-run home run and a 2-run double. All told, the Jays put up 12 hits, 9 runs and 6 walks.  . . Russell Martin. “OFFENCE”

MVJ: Russell Martin

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