Hyun Jin Ryu shines and Nate Pearson struggles as the Blue Jays earn a split in their Buffalo homecoming

A near heartbreaker, a near epic comeback, a bunch of home runs, and a bunch of gaffes. Wild times in Buffalo. I’m not even really sure how to wrap my head around what happened over the past couple of days.

Things worth mentioning…
Hyun Jin Ryu made the start as the Blue Jays and Marlins played the first big-league game in Buffalo in over a century and his outing went incredibly well. Ryu was an ace on Tuesday, tossing six innings of one-run ball while surrendering just a couple of hits and a couple of walks. His only mistake of the game came when Brian Anderson smashed a 3-2 changeup over the wall. But, otherwise, Ryu was excellent. He mixed his fastball, cutter, sinker, changeup, and curve effectively, picking up seven strikeouts and allowing just two hard-hit balls.
Unfortunately, Ryu didn’t end up with the W. This game had all the makings of a classic 2020 Blue Jays heartbreaker. A great start, the offence squeaks out a few runs, and then there’s a late-game meltdown out of nowhere. In the ninth inning, Anthony Bass allowed a two-out, three-run, game-tying homer to Francisco Cervelli, the …

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Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation

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