Zimmerman took a perfect game into the 6th
For the record, while this is my second opening day in a row at the Rogers Centre, I am not a Blue Jays fan. Yes, I see more Blue Jays games than any other team, but what I am is a fan of baseball. As a result of the proximity of Toronto to my home town, and given that I’m in this city regularly for work, I spend a lot of time with the Blue Jays. While I’m quiet and respectful about it, there are times that I am as excited to see who they are playing. With the 2019 version of this team shaping up to lose over 90 games, I better be here for the love of the game.
The opening ceremony wasn’t as lavish as in 2018, but it was nice for them to honour Jack Morris for getting inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2018.
The starting pitching today was masterful, with both Jordan Zimmerman and Marcus Stroman taking no-hitters into the 6th. Nicholas Castellanos finally got to Stroman with a single to left field in the sixth, and Teoscar Hernandez singled in the 7th off Zimmerman to break up his perfect game.
It took until the top of the 10th inning for the Tigers to finally score two runs on a home run by Christin Stewart. That would all they need to beat the Blue Jays who were kept silent in the 10th.