Blue Jays pull off a commanding win in Taijuan Walker’s debut

That was probably the cleanest, easiest win of the Blue Jays’ season so far. We joke about “Never In Doubt” when they edge out a sketchy win, but, earnestly, we were never in doubt on Saturday night.

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It all started with Taijuan Walker, who made his Blue Jays debut after being acquired from the Seattle Mariners on Thursday. After missing the majority of the last two seasons due to injury, Walker has enjoyed a nice rebound so far in 2020, and, of course, the hope is that continues with Toronto as the team pushes for a playoff run. Walker came as advertised on Saturday, throwing the Orioles a fastball, sinker, cutter, splitter, and curveball combination. He worked with ease through six innings, allowing four hits and three walks while striking out four. The Orioles couldn’t manage to muster any hard contact off of Walker, as their hardest-hit ball off of him was a 92.0 mile-per-hour groundout off of the bat of Chance Sisco in the sixth inning.

After Walker worked through six innings on 92 pitches, he turned the ball over to the bullpen. Ryan Borucki worked a scoreless frame, surrendering just one hit, …

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Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation

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