Toronto Blue Jays’ Josh Donaldson avoids a pitch by Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Edinson Volquez during the third inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals in Toronto, Sunday August. 2, 2015.
Martin has made 14 starts behind the plate with Dickey on the mound and is 8-for-47 (.170) with two home runs in those games, just two of which have been multi-hit. In his past 12 starts, Kershaw has a 1.10 ERA, has allowed a. 162 average, and has fanned 119 in 89.2 innings.
Meanwhile, with Price leading the rotation and veteran LaTroy Hawkins (also acquired in the Tulowitzki deal) Toronto has taken a big step in helping its pitching staff which has struggled with consistency all year.
RAYS 4, RED SOX 3 (at Boston) – Asdrubal Cabrera had a game-tying RBI double and scored on James Loney’s single in the eighth inning, helping Tampa Bay avoid a three-game sweep.
“I just thought it was a ridiculous comment to say he thought it was one of the best officiated games he’s ever seen”, said Bautista.
Just before the family left for the game, Duplessis took a picture showing Jake’s makeshift Price jersey and posted it to Twitter, captioning the tweet “We’ve got some excited kids headed your way @BlueJays @davidprice14″. Baltimore last year with Detroit (in the playoffs), that was insane, and then Comerica (Park) as well. And then Comerica as well. I was on Bill’s line and had to get involved so I looked around and noticed two guys from the other team standing nearby, ready to go – an even bigger dude than the one Bill was tussling with and a really skinny guy with flowing blond hair sticking out of his helmet.
“When I come back to Toronto with the A’s, there’s never any shortage of my favorite type of sandwich-hot dogs!” Price feels that he has earned that right.
Instead, Price roared back to get Eddie Rosario on a pop up to short center field, and Aaron Hicks and Kurt Suzuki followed with two of Price’s 11 strikeouts on the day.
MILWAUKEE – Yangervis Solarte hit two home runs, and San Diego collected 13 hits in a rout of Milwaukee.
It evoked memories for Twins manager Paul Molitor, who played for the Blue Jays from 1993-95. “It was kind of tough”.
Before making his start on Satuday, Ventura-who notably hates tomatoes-was forced to eat a vegetarian sandwich after his usual lunch went missing.
Torii Hunter homered for the Twins.
“I think he’s a great player”, Bautista said. The fine-tuning is one reason that Danny Valencia was designated for assignment, and why the days of the eight-man bullpen may soon be done. “Game 163 in Texas to go to the playoffs (in 2013)”. It was very crowded, everybody was loud.
“They showed me a tremendous amount of support today, and I’ve got to acknowledge that”, he said after the stadium finally emptied.
Donaldson also was upset when he had to back away from an 85 miles per hour changeup in the third and from a fastball thrown by right-hander Ryan Madson in the seventh, which led to the ejection of Toronto manager John Gibbons. Had he won, he would have tied Johnny Allen (1932-33) and LaMarr Hoyt (1980-82) as the only major league pitchers since 1900 to have won the first 16 decisions of their career at home. “We have guys who are still learning to slow the game in those situations and it’s not happening for us, but hopefully they can learn and get better”. “That’s what they do”.