After a humiliating stretch of baseball, the Blue Jays (17-25) hoped to earn a win (or two) against the San Francisco Giants at Oracle Park this week. Though the team was boosted by a couple of special hits from a special player, they managed just to split the two-game series, piggybacking off a strong set of starts and making things interesting even when they were down.
Here’s a look at the good, the bad, and the weird from the team’s third trip to California this season:
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (2 HR, 5 RBI, 2 BB, 2 R) had a tremendous series, while infielders Freddy Galvis (3-for-9, 2 2B, 2 RBI) and Eric Sogard (2-for-5, R) also had a hand in contributing offensively. Brandon Drury (1-for-3, BB) was also productive in the lone game he played at Oracle Park.
Starter Trent Thornton, who went 2-for-3 in his first major league game as a hitter, also tossed a solid game, going 5.2 innings and allowing two earned runs on three hits, walking five and striking out seven. Thornton, 25, earned his first major league win and dropped
his ERA to 4.81 on the season.
In the ‘pen, Ken Giles (1.0 IP, 2 SO, 0 H, 0 R) was dominant once again, …
Author: Hayden Godfrey / Blue Jays Nation