Blue Jays undergo home correction
The Toronto Blue Jays came down to earth quite abruptly on Friday after sweeping the Boston Red Sox. The Los Angeles Angels mocked the crowd favorites 12-0 at Rogers Center on Friday.
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Acquired from the Los Angeles Dodgers earlier this month, gunner Mitch White (1-4) had shown great things in his first appearances on the Jays’ mound. However, we will go back to the one of the day.
Used as a starting pitcher, White allowed eight runs on seven hits in five innings of work. However, he was mostly challenged during one and the same round: the second.
David Fletcher got the ball rolling with a one-run double to left field, before crossing the plate himself with Andrew Velazquez on a triple from the versatile Japanese Shohei Ohtani. Luis Renfigo then produced the fifth point of his thanks to a single.
Velazquez added a solo long ball in the next inning and Mike Trout hit a two-run homer in the eighth.
Outfielder Jo Adell stretched his arms in the seventh and ninth innings to put the icing on the cake.
Meanwhile, the Jays struggled to reach the trails. Reid Detmers (5-4) allowed only four strikes from the safe in five-and-a-third innings.
Major League Baseball’s lone Canadian team had a golden chance to score in the eighth inning, but couldn’t send a single runner home with the bases loaded.
In addition, outfielder Tesocar Hernandez had to leave the game due to a bruise on his left foot.
John Schneider’s men will have little time to forget this crushing defeat since they will meet the Angels on Saturday for the second duel of this series.