Blue Jays: Memorable moments from the 2022 campaign
Blue Jays Win a Wild Opening Day
A newly extended José Berríos was given the ball for Opening Day against the Texas Rangers, signalling the first April game at the Rogers Centre in over two seasons due to the pandemic.
The right-hander struggled early, recording only one out while allowing four earned runs off three hits and two walks while striking out zero batters. It was not a pleasant start for the Jays and their fans, especially with Marcus Semien back in the building on the other side of the diamond.
The Jays were down 7-0 heading into the bottom of the fourth before rallying, eventually winning 10-8 with home runs coming from Teoscar Hernández and Danny Jansen while Jansen, Bo Bichette, and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. all had multiple hits in the contest. The Jays used seven relievers on the day and Jordan Romano notched his first save of the year while Adam Cimber picked up the win.
While the going was tough out of the gate, this year’s Opening Day is easily one of the most exciting in franchise history, and ultimately, they ended up winning the game.