Toronto Blue Jays vs. Atlanta Braves Game Report - August 27, 2019
BarnBurner Sports Writer
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
Blue Jays (3) - Braves (1)
The Toronto Blue Jays showcased the future in Josh Donaldson’s first game at Rogers Centre since being traded, defeating the Atlanta Braves 3-1 on Tuesday Night.
The Jays young stars opened the scoring in the first inning. Bo Bichette collected his ninth hit in his last four games, legging out an infield single to third base. He advanced to second on a throwing error from Donaldson.
Cavan Biggio and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. proceeded to hit back-to-back singles, plating Bichette and opening a 1-0 lead.
Two batters later, veteran Justin Smoak lined a single to right field to extend the Jays lead to two, a lead they would not surrender.
Smoak added the insurance run in the seventh, blasting a moon-shot into the second deck in left field, restoring the Jays’ two-run lead.
Despite the victory, Toronto (54-80) has won just two of their last nine games.
Zack Godley (4-5) pitched three innings after the opener and held Atlanta scoreless on just two this. He has now allowed seven runs in five appearances with Toronto.
Canadian Mike Soroka (10-3) pitched well in the loss, allowing just two runs on eight hits while walking none. Facing the Blue Jays for the first time, he former firs round pick struck out just one batter.
Atlanta (80-54) has now lost two games in a row following an eight-game winning streak.
The teams will conclude their mini two-game series on Wednesday. Standout rookie Jacob Waguespack (4-1, 3.63 ERA) will take on Atlanta’s Mike Foltynewicz (4-5, 5.68 ERA).