Looking at the box score of this afternoon’s game, it certainly doesn’t look like Toronto had much of a chance with only three hits on the day. However, three hits was all they needed, as Daulton Varsho’s walk-off single in the 10th inning broke a scoreless tie in the 10th inning, and the Blue Jays won their sixth game in a row defeating the Mariners 1-0.
The Blue Jays didn’t have a hit in this game until the 7th inning, when Matt Chapman doubled off of Easton McGee. Toronto’s pitching was just as good, as Kevin Gausman and the bullpen tossed another spectacular game setting the stage for Varsho’s heroics.
Blue Jays Nation’s Player of the Game: Kevin Gausman
This afternoon, Gausman went seven innings, allowing six hits, no runs, one walk, and a career-high 13 strikeouts. With the offence unable to provide any run support, Gausman kept the Blue Jays in the game. He was also able to execute a pickoff play in the 2nd inning, as he threw Tom Murphy out at second base during an at-bat against Julio Rodriguez.
Blue Jays fans held their breath in the sixth inning when Jarred Kelenic lined a ball off the back of Gausman’s leg near his hamstring. Gausman was able to pick the ball up …
Author: Evan Stack / Blue Jays Nation