Toronto Blue Jays vs. Chicago White Sox Game Report - May 11, 2019
BarnBurner Sports Writer
Saturday, May 11, 2019
Blue Jays (2) - White Sox (7) Final
Photo Credit: @BlueJays
The Blue Jays drop their ninth loss in 11 games as the Chicago White Sox defeated Toronto 7-2 Saturday afternoon at Rogers Centre.
Marcus Stroman (1-6) was solid in his 6.1/3 innings of work but was unable to secure the win. The 28-year old allowed three runs on eight hits, walked none and struck out four. He now boasts at 3.12 ERA across ten starts this season.
Chicago starter Ivan Nova (2-3) had a dominant afternoon on the mound. The veteran right-hander lasted six innings, allowing just one run on five hits, with three walks and three strikeouts.
Randall Grichuk went 2-for-4 with a home run and two runs scored against the Sox, it was his seventh round-tripper of the season.
Chicago’s number nine hitter Yolmer Sanchez went 1-for-3, launching his first home run of the season.
White Sox catcher James McCann continued his great start to the 2019 season. The veteran backstop went 4-for-5 with two doubles and an RBI. He now posts a .376 batting average with a 1.030 OPS in 24 games this season.
Derek Law struggled in relief for the Blue Jays (16-23). The newly acquired pitcher needed just two outs to end the inning in the seventh but instead walked two hitters and allowed two runs before sitting Jose Abreu down on strikes.
The White Sox (17-21) opened the scoring in the third inning when Sanchez launched his first homer of the season to deep left field, making it 1-0 for the visitors.
Two batters later infielder Yoan Moncada singled into to centre field, the sharp liner was enough to score Leury Garcia from second; 2-0.
Vlad Guerrero Jr. had a solid night at the dish in a losing effort. He went 2-for-2 with two walks. The young superstar is still looking for his first career home run through 13 games this season.
Grichuk cracked a leadoff home run to start the seventh off of Nova which led to him being pulled from the contest.
A late ground-out RBI off the bat of Freddy Galvis was all the offense the Jays could muster in the ninth inning as their tough start to the month of May continues.
The Blue Jays will look for a series win tomorrow afternoon against the White Sox. Toronto will send Aaron Sanchez (3-3 3.21 ERA) to the mound and Chicago will counter with Lucas Giolito (3-1, 4.06 ERA), first pitch is set for 1:07 PM EDT.