Buchholz vs Pineda
Tortuga behind the dish in place of Castro and batting 7th (bumping Schoop down a spot), but otherwise the lineup looks like last evening’s successful bunch.
Pindeda’s innings pitched in his first three starts have gone 4, 5 & 6. Rocco & the Bullpen certainly wouldn’t mind if he continued that trend with 7 (or 8 or 9) innings this afternoon.
Salvage the Split!!!
41 thoughts on “2019 Game 16: Toronto @ Minnesota”
Darned wind blowing back Cruz's HR.
Rosario and Polanco are leading this team right now.
Without those two and Berrios, it would be a vastly different beginning to the season.
You're forgetting a few people: Buxton, Garver, Pineda, Rogers, Hildenberger, they've all been very good.
Cruz has been good too despite just 1 home run, especially since he was sat for 5 games in NL ballparks.
Small ball and heads up base running. Nice.
I am constantly forgetting that Schoop is a player on this team. He makes no impression on me at all.
I think one Buxton stride equals two Astudillo strides.
I am not a Smoak fan.
I see we're gonna do this again today, huh?
Yep, we sure are.
...and I suddenly lost interest.
Same. I'm glad I was able to get my phone on the company wireless so I wasn't wasting data on that inning.
Again with the Blue Jays. Always with the Blue Jays.
Just looking at the play-by-play it looks like Rocco left Pineda in too long. But on the other hand, it's easy to say that after I already know the result. If Rocco had known the result, he'd probably have done things differently, too.
2 of the hits in the inning were pop-ups that fell in for hits. All the runs scored on legitimate hits that were well hit, but if either of those pop-ups were caught, you could argue that Pineda would have been out of the inning in a tie game or even with a lead. Now, maybe it would have just delayed the Jays just an inning or 2 from scoring those runs, but it was still 3-3 with 2 outs in the 4th inning and Pineda was only at 70-some pitches. With the way our bullpen has been and how many games in a row we have coming up, I wasn't thinking Pineda should come out until the 3-run double. Just wasn't his day. It happens, especially coming off Tommy John, but I wouldn't blame the managerial decision on it.
Big sticks coming up this inning. Let's get back into this thing, boys!
Well, we've had our chances.
Ryne Harper is getting the job done.
Not much fastball velocity, but his curveball delivers about a 20 mph differential, so the change in speeds is significant.
He really is. 3+ innings of scoreless baseball.
What a sweet DP pivot by Polanco there.
I probably won't have time to do a game recap, but Ryne Harper is definitely a pitching star.
Top of the order up. Now's the time to do it!
Cruz isn’t getting any breaks today.
Sorry, Treasure Island, but that is not Lynyrd Skynyrd.
I had a friend tell me in the early 00's he'd just seen them play somewhere. "He sounded just like he did on the album, man." I was like, "Err..."
But on the good side, it's not Kid Rock.
Not sure why May is in rather than letting Duff-man go another inning. Just want to get him some work in a less stressful situation, maybe?
Jorge almost made it a one run game.
A loss, but some Padre Points to Ryne Harper for saving the bullpen for tomorrow.
Well...at least we only issued one walk...?
WHO WAS IT TO!?
Someone not named Grichuk, interestingly enough
Ok, good. Just wanted to make sure.
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