The Toronto Blue Jays felt the wrath of the Cleveland Indians pitching staff tonight. Toronto struggled to produce any offense against Cleveland in this contest.
Starting pitcher Trevor Bauer pitched a gem en route to the victory, gaining the decision in this one and improving to 1-0 on the season. Bauer would take a no-hit bid into the 8th inning, leaving the game after seven full. Bauer finished the night with 8 strikeouts and 6 walks.
When Bauer exited the game, he turned it over to Jon Edwards. Edwards kept the no-hit bid alive, tossing in 0.2 innings of work, throwing 2 strikeouts.
The ball would be handed over to Brad Hand. The lefty would see the no-hit bid broken up in the top of the 9th inning. He would give up two more hits in the inning and allow a run, but still picked up the save.
As you could imagine, the Blue Jays hitting lines didn’t look good in the box score. Brandon Drury finished the day with 3 strikeouts. Overall, 5 different Toronto hitters had more than strikeout in this contest.
Leonys Martin had a solid day, dropping two hits and a walk in the victory. Tyler Naquin also had himself two hits in the game.
Blue Jays pitcher Aaron Sanchez took the loss in tonight’s game. He managed six innings of work, striking out 5 and 2 earned runs. He is now 1-1 on the season
With the victory, the Indians improved to 3-3 on the season while the Blue Jays fall to 3-5.
The Blue Jays and Indians will tangle until the 7th of April. Then, Toronto has their eyes set on Boston while the Indians will face the Tigers.
Overall, the Indians would sprinkle 7 hits in the game, scoring two runs in the bottom of the 4th and 7th inning.
The Blue Jays would commit one throwing error in the loss and were 1-for-9 with runners in scoring position. The Indians struggled to rive runs in with runners in scoring position, going 0-for-5 in the night.
Tyler Naquin hit a triple in the game, but the Blue Jays left 12 men on base.