Before I get to Friday’s night’s game, I have some news about the Toronto Blue Jays.
Starting pitcher, Kyle Drabek was placed on the 15-day disabled list and may have to undergo Tommy John surgery.
This is not good. Tommy John surgery usually means missing the rest of the season.
Some more bad news for the Jays. In the first inning of Friday’s game, starting pitcher, Drew Hutchison had to leave due to soreness in his elbow.
Update: Hutchison has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with an injured right elbow.
Luckily, the bullpen was flawless as the Jays shut out the Philadelphia Phillies 3-0.
Brett Lawrie opened the scoring in the bottom of the third inning when he drove in Rajai Davis from second base with double.
In the fourth inning, Jose Bautista scored on an throwing error, making it 2-0. “We took advantaged of a big error,” said Jay’s manager, John Farrell in Friday’s post game press conference.
The third and final run was scored by Edwin Encarnacion on a routine ground out by Yunel Escobar.
Saturday’s game provided some exitement as the Blue Jays came from behind 5-2 to win 6-5 in extra innings.
Philadelphia opened the scoring in the very first inning when Hunter Pence drove in Placido Polanco with a double.
The Jays tied it up in the bottom of the second inning when Yunel Escobar hit a solo home run.
At the top of the third inning, with two on base, John Mayberry Jr. put the Phillies ahead 4-1 with a three run homer.
The Jays got one run back in the bottom of the inning when Colby Rasmus drove in Rajai Davis from third base with a single.
It didn’t look good for the Jays when the Phillies scored another run in the eighth inning to make it a three run lead for Philadelphia. The Blue Jays didn’t give up, however, and scored three runs in the bottom of the inning.
First, Edwin Encarnacion and Jose Bautista both scored on a throwing error, making it a 5-4 game. Then, J.P. Arencibia drove in Kelly Johnson to tie it up 5-5.
There was no scoring until the bottom of the tenth inning when Davis hit a double into center field, driving in Escobar from third to win the game.
Jay’s starting pitcher, Ricky Romero gave up seven hits, four earned runs, one walk, and struck out three batters in six innings pitched.
The Blue Jays completed the sweep on Sunday by defeating the Phillies 6-2.
The Jays opened the scoring in the bottom of the first inning when Colby Rasmus drove in Brett Lawrie with a RBI double.
Kelly Johnson made it 2-0 Jays when he drove in Rasmus with a single.
In the second inning, though, Jim Thome cut the Jay’s lead in half with a solo home run.
In the third inning, John Mayberry Jr. tied the game with a solo home run of his own.
There was no scoring until the bottom of the fourth inning when Rajai Davis drove in Yunel Escobar with RBI single.
Rasmus made it 5-2 in the bottom of the fifth inning when he hit a two run homer into the right field bleachers.
The Jays scored their final run in the seventh inning.
Starting pitcher, Brett Cecil gave up five hits, two earned runs, one walk, and struck out five batters in five innings pitched.
The Blue Jays kick off a three game series against the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday night.