You must be [this] tall to ride the roller coaster that the Toronto Blue Jays just took fans on in a walk-off win over the Boston Red Sox, 10-9.
In the most electrifying game of the season, the Blue Jays clawed their way back from an 8-4 deficit in the eighth inning only to fall behind 9-8 entering the bottom of the ninth. After Russell Martin drove in Ezequiel Carrera with a double and advanced to third on a heads-up play, Devon Travis provided the game-winning hit.
Martin was an all-around force, going 3-for-5 with three runs and three RBIs. This included a sixth-inning home run off Rick Porcello, and the Blue Jays’ catcher seems to be rounding into form at full speed.
Starter Marcus Stroman ran into trouble in the fifth inning, and left after five and a third with seven runs allowed on 11 hits. Jesse Chavez was first out in relief before Aaron Loup made his 2016 debut, striking out both batters he faced. Drew Storen pitched a scoreless eighth inning with two strikeouts and Gavin Floyd picked up the win, allowing the one run in the ninth
Prior to the game, the Blue Jays placed shortstop Troy Tulowitzki on the 15-day disabled list with a quad injury. He is expected to return immediately following the 15 days. Left-handed reliever Aaron Loup was added to the roster in a corresponding move.
Darwin Barney started at shortstop in Tulowitzki’s place and was excellent, doubling and tripling in a 2-for-3 day and making multiple defensive plays worthy of noting.