Toronto Blue Jay is one of the intriguing team in the league. Their roster is full of Hall of Fame offspring. One can quickly note that by their last names. All we can hope for is these professional bloodlines to usher a new era in the team.
On Friday, Houston Astros beat the Blue Jays 7-4 at Minute Maid Park. Houston game was the worst; Wade Miley threw the worst pitch of the season. Trent Thornton thwarted the offense; the energetic rookie starter was 6.00 ERA.
Yuli Gurriel fifth inning was also worse. He delivered one of the softest balls to ever been put at play all evening garnering a speed of 54.4 mph. The ball flew to Vladimir Guerrero Jr. at third base. Gurriel was removed from the batter box.
The ball bounced off Guerrero’s gloves and gave Gurriel a chance to run. Guerrero rose but didn’t throw; a leadoff runner reached for no reason giving Astros an extra out.
Robinson Chirinos crushed a double, Josh Reddick singled, and Gurriel scored. Unearned run drew the game. George Springer homered at the third against Thornton; he drove a two-seamer fastball for a three-run homer.
Springer said that Astros are good at taking advantage of a mistake. After just hitting two singles in the first four innings, Houston totaled ten hits in the fifth. The home run sealed a fate Thornton did not deserve.
Thornton was traded by Astros to Toronto and had hoped to show them that he was much better.
On Thursday afternoon at Minute Paid Park, Thornton tossed 6 2/3 innings of scoreless baseball; he hoped to repeat the same on Friday. In four innings, he yielded two baserunners and struck out Jose Altuve two times and Alvarez once. Toronto disappointed him by only making one run despite all the opportunities he offered.
The opportunities for setback game were endless, but they didn’t make it. In the fourth, Collin McHugh had a blown chance by the Jays. Six Astros came to Miley assist in the last 5 1/3 innings. Chris Devenski, Hector Rondon and Will Harris all made a run.
In the fourth, McHugh entered and got exited after recording the final out. Before he left, he secured a fantastic outing against Biggio.