The good vibes that came from the series sweep of the Phillies were violently dashed tonight as the Blue Jays fell to the Kansas City Royals 3-1.
The Jays failed to capitalize on a night that had lots of promise; Kevin Gausman making his return to the mound, the aforementioned sweep of the Phillies, and an opportunity to register another sweep before the All-Star break against a very inferior opponent.
Although he didn’t have his best stuff, Gausman still managed to provide the Jays a quality start and keep them in the game. Outside of the 6th, Gausman allowed at least one baserunner in every other inning. The Royals got to Gausman in the 5th, as Edward Olivares cashed in a lead-off double by Nicky Lopez. The very next batter, Bobby Witt Jr. deposited a Gausman fastball into the left field seats.
Gausman’s line: 6 IP, 7 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, and 6 K’s. While Gausman kept things afloat, the offense wrote a different story.
Angel Zerpa, he of the 4.36 ERA with Double-A Northwest Arkansas, is through four scoreless innings here at Rogers Centre. So, there’s that. #BlueJays
— Gregor Chisholm (@GregorChisholm) July 15, 2022
The Blue Jays failed to get much going against Royals hurler… *checks notes* …Angel Zerpa. Matt Chapman smashed a solo home run off of Zerpa in the bottom of the 5th to get the Jays on the board, but that was the only thing that made the Royals pitcher …
Author: Evan Stack / Blue Jays Nation