Toronto Blue Jays vs. San Francisco Giants Game Report - April 24, 2019
BarnBurner Sports Writer
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Blue Jays (0) - Giants (4)
Photo Credit: @BlueJays
Drew Pomeranz gave up just two hits over six strong innings as the San Francisco Giants defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 4-0 on Wednesday night.
The Giants did not have a single big inning but continually chipped away, scoring in the fourth, fifth, and sixth innings.
Pablo Sandoval went 1-for-4, hitting a home run into the second deck in right field, giving the Giants a 2-0 lead in the fifth inning.
Brandon Belt, Buster Posey, and Evan Longoria also drove in runs for the Giants (11-14) who completed the sweep of the two-game mini-series in Toronto.
Pomeranz (1-2) struck out five and walked two batters in the outing, allowing just one batter to reach scoring position.
Eric Sogard went 1-for-4 for Toronto (11-14) and has now hit safely in every game since being recalled from Triple-A Buffalo.
The two hits tied a season-low for the Blue Jays, who matched their total from Opening Day against the Tigers.
Clay Buchholz (0-0 before) pitched five innings, giving up four runs on six hits while striking out two. He was pulled in the sixth without recording an out, and Tim Mayza allowed his inherited runner to score, charging Buchholz with his fourth earned run.
Posey ended Buchholz’s night, hitting a double over the head of Randal Grichuk in centre field, making it 3-0.
Longoria punctuated the inning, hitting a double down the left field line off of Mayza, scoring Posey and making the score 4-0.
The Blue Jays had a chance to close the gap in the fifth, but Teoscar Hernandez was thrown out trying to stretch a single into a double, killing the Toronto rally.
Both starting pitchers were dialed in early, as Buchholz and Pomeranz were both perfect through three innings.
Buchholz was first the falter, giving up an RBI double to Brandon Belt with two outs in the fourth to make it 1-0 Giants.
Marcus Stroman (1-3, 1.76 ERA) will start Friday for the Blue Jays in their series opener against the Oakland Athletics.
Madison Bumgarner (1-3, 3.66 ERA) will be on the hill for the Giants series opener against the Yankees on Friday.