I may be wrong but I think this was the highest scoring game I’ve ever been to and also the biggest blowout. Everyone in the Blue Jay’s starting lineup got a hit except for Junior Lake and the offence was led today by Josh Donaldson (four for four with four runs), Russell Martin (three for four with five R.B.I.’s) and Troy Tulowitzki (three for five, four R.B.I.’s). J.A. Happ was dominant until the 7th when he got into a bit of trouble, giving up three singles before striking out Abraham Almonte.
While I was at the game I scribbled down a few observations:
- It was nice for Tulowitzki to have such a good game for his bobblehead night. The crowd seemed to finally really connect with him.
- I felt terrible for Chris Gimenez who pitched the last 2 innings for Indians when they were already down by 13 runs. They tossed out this catcher to throw 65 mile an hour meatballs with no one warming up in the bullpen to help him out. He gave up 4 runs.
- Between this game and the 19 inning game the day before, both teams played a lot of baseball. Clearly the Indians pitching staff was spent.
- I was quite surprised how many Quebecois I noticed at the game.
Simply put, this was one crazy game, one crazy series.