Another Rough Night for the Jays

Noora Popal
BarnBurner Sports Writer


Saturday, July 6, 2019

The Blue Jays fell short (1-4) to the Baltimore Orioles this Friday. 

Aaron Sanchez has been struggling a lot in the past few games, however as this match went on, there was a noticeable improvement in Sanchez' game. Sanchez gave up one hit that resulted in a Chris Davis homer. 

The all-star has not won since April 27 against Oakland and lost his 11th straight decision this Friday. Sanchez threw 23 pitches in the first and reached 100 pitches by the end of the fifth, meaning he couldn’t move past the fifth inning. 

The Jays offense struggled a lot this game, with just four hits, one of them landing the one homerun by Brandon Drury (his 8th home run of this season). Dylan Bundy’s pitch was very effective at throwing off the Jays. 

There were several opportunities for Toronto to get ahead in the game, like when Drury walked to take a lead of the fifth inning but not making it to second, and several other attempts that just weren’t enough. 

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has also struggled this game as he went 0-3, suffering the consequences of the hand injury he sustained in the game against Houston on June 14. 

With the all-star break coming up it will give the players some time to recalibrate and come back stronger.

The Blue Jays return this Saturday, July 6 at 3:07 pm to take on the Baltimore Orioles again to tie this three-game series.