Eric Sogard extends his hit streak to nine games
Day two of the Vladimir Guerroro Jr. era is Toronto was a much more subdued affair thanks to a smaller crowd. While today’s defeat of Oakland by the Blue Jays was more convincing, the crowd didn’t enjoy the game as much as Friday’s fans.
Aaron Sanchez was in fine form through four innings, allowing only one hit. With is command fading in the 5th, he was lucky to get out of the inning with only one run earned. Sam Gaviglio was sharp for three innings, and Daniel Hudson mopped up in his non-save situation.
While there are some bats with some pop in the Blue Jays lineup, it’s interesting to see a very different type of play execution under the management of Charlie Montoyo. For years, Toronto relayed on the long ball and power to win games while this version of the team seems to be okay with executing sacrifice bunts.
P.S. In Vladimir Geurrero Jr. related news, Russell Martin decided to comment on what everyone knows about the manipulation of the kid’s service time; baseball is a business.