Ruled and forever dominated by Justin Verlander (who, I might add, never fails to amaze), who no-hit the Blue Jays Sunday afternoon, the Astros unsurprisingly took the series from the lowly Blue Jays, who, despite dropping the series, played encouragingly well for most of it.
Though the series is most likely going to be remembered for Verlander’s second no-hitter against the Blue Jays, it had some spectacular moments on both sides of the baseball, despite the stress it caused the team and their manager.
Here’s a look at the good, the bad, and the weird from this weekend’s series at Rogers Centre:
Cavan Biggio (3-for-8, 3 R, 2B, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 3 BB) was the only thing standing between Verlander and a perfect game, while fellow infielder Reese McGuire (3-for-6, R, HR, 2 RBI) had a fantastic offensive series.
On the rubber, Clay Buchholz (5.2 IP, 3 H, 2 R/ER, 3 SO, W) was surprisingly solid, with Wilmer Font (2.0 IP, H, 0 R/ER, 3 SO) and Sam Gaviglio (3.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R/ER, 3 SO) both pitching excellently in the finale. Zack Godley (3.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R/ER, 2 SO), Jordan Romano (1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R/ER, 2 SO) and Buddy Boshers (0.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R/ER, SO) were solid …
Author: Hayden Godfrey / Blue Jays Nation