Sure is nice to have a break from the AL East.
Bo Bichette and Kevin Kiermaier homered in the third inning, and Kevin Gausman and the bullpen got the job done collectively as the Blue Jays defeated the Twins in the first game of the weekend series 3-1.
The Jays were 1-for-7 with RISP, but the Twins were almost equally as bad going 1-for-9 themselves. Gausman didn’t have his best start, but even his OK starts are valuable enough to contribute to a win.
Blue Jays Nation’s Player of the Game: Bo Bichette
The MLB leader in hits added two more on to his total tonight, going 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and a single. Bichette is the first Blue Jay to reach 10 home runs, and he was the only Blue Jay tonight to have a hit with a runner in scoring position.
Things worth mentioning
Winning is a good feeling and I don’t want to stray away from the team’s success tonight, but there were a couple of costly base running mistakes that, thankfully, did not bite them in the behind tonight. One of them came right off the bat. George Springer hit a leadoff double in the opening frame, and was moved over to third on a Bichette flyout. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. grounded a ba …
Author: Evan Stack / Blue Jays Nation