The Blue Jays straight up did not have a good time in Boston!
This four-game set against the Red Sox went about as bad as it could have gone, as Boston completed a dominant sweep of Toronto with a 11-5 win tonight. Boston had this game in hand from the very beginning, highlighted by a 5-run second inning that was a nightmare for Blue Jays starter Kevin Gausman. This loss also exceeds the loss total against the Red Sox from all of last season.
Blue Jays Nation’s Player of the Game: Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
Vladdy had his third consecutive two-hit game going 2-for-4 with two RBIs, including a towering solo home run and a RBI double. His home run went 403 feet and was hit 108 miles off the bat, and it tied Bo Bichette for the team lead in home runs with 7.
After his 450-footer over the Green Monster earlier in this series, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit this one 441.
Here’s some real footage of a good thing happening to the #BlueJays today: pic.twitter.com/rUhzT2oeUX
— Keegan Matheson (@KeeganMatheson) May 4, 2023
Things worth mentioning:
Kevin Gausman: There was a lot of confidence heading into today’s game, as sending Gausman to the hill when the team needed a win sounded like a good situation to be in. Gausman had thrown 14 straight scoreless innings heading into this game in wins over the Yankees and the Mariners, and had just set a career-high in strikeouts in the latter outing.
Conversely, things simply did not go well for him much at all tonight. The scoreless innings streak was snapped right away as Gausman allowed a home run from Mas …
Author: Evan Stack / Blue Jays Nation