Through all of the bad horas that have haunted the Blue Jays on the West Coast in recent years, today was a complete flip of the switch. After dropping last night’s game amidst several Angels home runs and trailing 6-0 in the early stages of today’s game, that hora was lingering. Furthermore, the Blue Jays faced Mike Trout and Shohei Ohtani with the bases loaded in the 10th inning, with all signs pointing to a walk off grand slam from either of the two best players in all of baseball.
But these are the 2023 “Next Level” Blue Jays, and this group found a way to win a wild game that was nothing but chaos down the stretch.
Kevin Kiermaier and George Springer both had RBIs in the 10th inning, and Tim Mayza retired Ohtani with the bases loaded to end the game as the Blue Jays beat the Angels 12-11 in extra innings on Sunday afternoon.
Mayza tag-teamed with Trevor Richards to get three monumental outs in the 10th. Richard did allow a run, walking Mike Trout with the bases loaded. However, Mayza got Ohtani to ground out to second, with Vladimir Guerrero Jr. slapping Mayza on the chest in celebration after finishing the play.
Let’s take a look at the players of the game and how we got to that wild ending.
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Author: Evan Stack / Blue Jays Nation