Bautista, Morales HR as Blue Jays beat Mariners 7-2

Sunday, 14 May, 2017

Regardless, one thing which can help the Blue Jays, is the return of some of their seemingly endless list of injured players. And I should've probably gone back out for another run.

When opposing batters reach second base against Joe Biagini, Devon Travis likes to ask for their impressions of his Blue Jays teammate. "We'll have a better idea tonight or tomorrow of where he's at".

You know when you get that feeling like "this is definitely going to get worse and I'm going to get mad if I keep watching"? He limped noticeably as he returned to his locker in the Jays clubhouse and it's obviously not the type of injury to rush a return.

Blue Jays: SS Troy Tulowitzki (right hamstring) will begin a rehab assignment at Class-A Dunedin on Saturday and is expected to be activated next Wednesday in Atlanta.

This marks the first win of the season for Biagini, who has made two starts in 2017 after making 60 relief appearances (and no starts) for the Blue Jays in 2016.

"It's frustrating for everybody", said Morales, who hobbled back to the Jays dugout after his second groundout of the night. He had left the stadium to see a doctor.

As mentioned above, some pop in Bautista's bat is something Gibbons and the Jays have been waiting for throughout the tepid start. I mean, those are Indians' bullpen-like numbers.

As you might expect of a left handed pitcher with only two Major League Baseball quality pitches, it's been a life of "Have Glove, Will Travel".

Beeston pointed out to Gibbons that the Blue Jays rebounded after that abhorrent start in '89 to win the AL East by two games, playing.611 ball the rest of the way to finish with a record of 89-73.

So in keeping with the theme of change, he used an effective changeup with his fastball in his second career major-league start, and it was enough to pitch effectively into the sixth inning of a 4-0 win over the Seattle Mariners on Friday night.

As for the rotation, after needing just seven starters all of last season, the team has already seen nine different players make starts this year. Still hitting below the mendoza line, "Joey Bats" is starting to show signs of snapping out of his season-long funk, hitting a home run for the second day in a row and picking up another double as well. "With that, and the fact that it was our guy Luke over there, it definitely surprised me".

"If my memory was that good, I'd be frightened", said Bautista. "When you do, it bites you in the butt". He wasn't in the Blue Jays (16-21) lineup until after batting practice. Then, with the count full, Bautista lined a home run over the wall in left field, which gave Toronto a 3-2 edge.

How dominant was Carrasco? One strikeout came with the score tied 2-2 with one out in the seventh inning when the Mariners had runners at second and third. After an error by Danny Valencia at first base, Overton worked out of the inning without allowing a run. "The guy's got pretty good stuff". Balls are starting to leave the ball park.

Estrada (2-2) found his groove after spotting Seattle a pair of early runs. The Indians took the 2-0 lead in the second when Bolsinger gave up leadoff walks to Edwin Encarnacion and Jose Ramirez. But in the past two games, he's hit game-changing homers. Leone (1-0) got the victory.

Astros 3, Yankees 2: Defensive replacement Jake Marisnick made a flawless throw from left field to nail Jacoby Ellsbury at the plate for the final out, and Houston held off NY in a matchup between teams with the best records in baseball.

Add two more Toronto runs in the eighth inning, courtesy of defensive breakdowns, and the Mariners limped out of the Rogers Centre with a 7-2 loss.