Excellent pitching leads to a much-needed win in Boston

After a horrendous slog on Friday night, Saturday’s game felt like a must-win for the struggling Blue Jays. It’s troubling that the bats haven’t been able to come around yet, but the pitching came through with a dominant performance to put the team at 5-7 at the quarter mark of the season.

Things worth mentioning…

Chase Anderson finally made his Blue Jays debut after missing the start of the season due to an injury suffered in Summer Camp. It was difficult to say coming off an injury in a short season whether Anderson would fit best in the team’s rotation or the bullpen, but, on Saturday, he looked like a perfectly solid back-of-the-rotation option. Anderson didn’t over match anyone, but he pitched effectively and limited hard contact over three innings of one-run ball. It’ll be interesting to see how he does as he gets stretched out and pitches longer outings.
The big story tonight wasn’t Anderson, though, it was Anthony Kay, who put up a dominant showing as the piggyback long-reliever. Kay went three-and-a-third without allowing a run, scattering just two hits while also working …

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Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation

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