Philadelphia – Ross Stripling He has made life relatively easy in the Toronto attack since returning from the injured list on August 17 by regularly stifling the opposition to 2.45 times in six games.
So when Stripling’s co-workers had to pick him up on a rare Tuesday night at Citizens Bank Park, they were more than happy to oblige—in leaked road.
The Blue Jays scored eight of the nine rounds en route to the wild 11-18 win above Phillies. The 18 was the second in Toronto this season, only lagging 28-stroke outbreak On July 22nd in Fenway Park. As for the win, the Blue Jays are two games ahead of the Rays at the top The Wild Card spot. The Mariners have third place after 2 1/2 games.
Although Stripling was 3-0 ahead before throwing the field against Phils—and went 6-0 through three runs—no decision was made after giving up five runs over four innings.
“When you get seven runs — I got seven out of 18 — you want to be able to get deep into the game, secure the win, and save some guns,” Strebeling said. ). “I couldn’t do it, very frustrating at that, sure.”
But arguably Strebling was the only one in the Toronto starting line-up who didn’t have an impressive night.
Each Blue Jays start collected at least one hit, the eighth time they’ve achieved the feat this season. This is related to the Mets for most of the similar games in the Majors. All in all, 11 Toronto players received injuries on Tuesday night, the most the club had in a game since June 10, 2012 (12 players against the Braves).
The boom began in the first half when Matt Chapman He faded with Homer by three runs off Phillies writer Kyle Gibson. This was Chapman’s third home in his past four games after a drought in 25 games.
Along the same lines, Tuscar Hernandez – who said he had been “fighting some injuries” in the past few months, though he didn’t go into details – he went 4 for 5 with a pair of doubles and an RBI. The four strokes matched his total from his previous nine games combined, where he went 4 for 34 (.118) with 13 strokes.
“I felt really good today; it was a different day,” Hernandez said. “On the board, I just try to get good pitches, and I try to be a little bit more aggressive with the pitches around the area and just try to play with it and see what happens.”
It was also a good sign for Blue Jays to get some contributions from a pair of enthusiastic superstars George Springer And the Alejandro Kirk. Springer went 2-for-5 with a walk and an RBI, alleviating any potential concerns arising from him hitting a pitch in his left elbow on Sunday. Meanwhile, Kirk went 3-for-5 with a pair of RBIs after missing the past five games due to left thigh soreness.
“When we get that kind of production from the bottom of our squad, too — like Tapia, Jano, and Jackie coming in and hitting Homer — it’s going to be hard to beat,” Stripling said. “It wasn’t a good day to be a player on either team, that’s for sure.”
By the time Stripling was knocked out of the bout at the bottom of fifth, Phillies had cut the Blue Jays’ lead to 7-4. Toronto extended it to 14-5 by scoring one in the sixth inning, two in the seventh, and four in the eighth – but the Phillies finished fifth at the bottom of the eighth to close the gap once again. Four more runs at the top of the ninth round ended Philadelphia’s comeback bid for good.
“It’s really fun,” Hernandez said of the offensive blast. “But it will be special [fun] If we were the only ones. They had some really good swings today, they were fighting back and they kept the match close.”
It was certainly closer than the Blue Jays would have liked given the way the night began, but starting a pivotal road trip with victory is never a bad thing. In doing so, Toronto also avoided losing back-to-back games for the first time since sweeping in Anaheim from August 26-28.
“At this point, every win counts,” said interim manager John Schneider. “So we’ll take it.”