Blue Jays Start The Season 2-0 And Bo Bichette Is A Problem

Apr 10, 2022

There was no way game two between the Toronto Blue Jays and Texas Rangers was going to live up to the show that they put on Friday night. However, the result was the same. The Toronto Blue Jays undefeated season continued with a 4-3 win on Saturday. 

Blue Jays fans didn’t have to wait long for Toronto to get the scoring going. Vladimir Guerrero Jr got things going when knocked a single into right field, scoring George Springer.  Two batters later Bo Bichette crossed the plate when Lourdes Gurriel Jr hit into a fielder’s choice, giving Toronto a 2-0, first-inning lead.

Kevin Gausman had a decent start for Toronto and only ran into trouble in the third inning. Unfortunately, that third inning would see the Blue Jays’ lead evaporate, and the Rangers would take a 3-2 lead. The only nice thing about watching the Blue Jay team is that no lead is safe, and there wouldn’t have been a Blue Jay fan on the planet worried.

Gausman finished his day after pitching five innings. He surrendered five hits that led to three runs. He also punched out five batters and didn’t walk anybody. 

The bullpen did the job from there. Trevor Richards, Yimi Garcia, and Tim Mayza pitched the sixth, seventh, and eighth innings, only letting up a combined one hit, and zero runs. 

The home run jacket made its third appearance of the short season when Bo Bichette tied up the game with a solo shot in the fifth inning. Raimel Tapia would score the eventual winning run in the sixth, off a Santiago Espinal double.

Jordan Romano came in the ninth and did what Jordan Romano does, and closed out the game. 

The Blue Jays will finish off their series with the Rangers on Sunday, before traveling to New York for their first road trip of the season to take on the Yankees, and Josh Donaldson, Monday night.  

This team is going to be a problem for the rest of baseball.  They are too deep, too young, and too talented.  Enjoy it. Toronto sports is wide awake and for the first time in 30 years, we have nice things.

Contributing Writers

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