Vladimir Guerrero Jr. scratched from game with Pirates due to wrist issue but Blue Jays win 8-2

What losing streak?

After their nightmare series in Boston, the Blue Jays have rolled into Pittsburgh and have pulled off back-to-back commanding wins over the Pirates. The score on Saturday at 8-2 for the Blue Jays, as José Berríos put together a quality start and the bottom of the lineup came through with some big hits.
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José Berríos had a tough outing against the Red Sox but he rebounded nicely in Pittsburgh on Saturday evening. He went six-and-one-third innings and scattered just two earned runs on five hits and one walk while striking out seven.
Berríos was dominant in the first few innings and carried a perfect game and no-hitter into the fifth inning. The perfecto was broken up when he walked Jack Suwinski and the no-hitter was broken up the following batter when Ke’Bryan Hayes smacked a single.

José Berríos let out a roar after his strikeout to end the 6th inning.
He’s been fantastic tonight, and he’s sure as hell enjoying it. #BlueJays pic.twitter.com/7qdS0KriLN
— Keegan Matheson (@KeeganMatheson) May 7, 2023

After Berríos came out of the game, the Blue Jays’ bullpen locked down the final few innings without any difficulty. Anthony Bass struck out both batters he faced, Tim Mayza struck out the side in the eighth, and Jay Jackson had a scoreless frame in his Blue Jays debut.

Jays win! 🥳 pic.twitter.com/fYIRu0jd01
— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) May 7, 2023

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. was a late scratch from Saturday’s game because of a wrist issue. He was dealing with discomfort during Friday’s series opener and came into the batting cages to test it out on Saturday and wasn’t good to go.
The lineup looked pretty thing without Vladdy but the guy …

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Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation

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