Were you worried yesterday? Fret no more, fans. Batting, once again, with a lineup extremely similar to that of opening day, the Blue Jays pull out for the big victory in Clearwater against the Philadelphia Phillies. Despite some early pitching struggles, late offense propelled Toronto to a 10-4 victory.
Marco Estrada started the game for the Blue Jays, but he struggled in his four innings of work, despite earning the win. In his last appearance before opening day against the Baltimore Orioles, Estrada allowed four earned run and seven hits, but also struck out five and walked just two. At the same time, however, Phillies starter Aaron Nola lasted just 1.2 innings, giving up five runs to the Blue Jays.
The Blue Jays first struck in the second, with two home runs from Troy Tulowitzki and Melvin Upton Jr. Later in the bat-around inning, Jose Bautista singled in a run and Troy Tulowitzki walked home a run to make the score 5-2 for Toronto. They failed to strike again until the fourth, where they tacked on one run. In the fifth, Devon Travis, who went 3-4, singled home a run, and Josh Donaldson got his first hit of the year on a home run to right field. Mike Ohlman completed the scoring with a two run home run in the eighth.
The guess of the game today goes to @keatonzeidell, who came within two runs of the final score. They commented a 8-4 Blue Jays victory. Great guess!
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