The Minnesota Twins swept into Toronto yesterday and walked away with a 5-0 win on the road. For rookie Ryan Borucki, he pitched a near perfect game, he didn’t earn the win but played a major part of the Twins success at the Rogers Centre.
Borucki was on the mound for six innings allowing six hits, two runs and struck out two. This was the second time that he has zero runs in his rookie season. After five starts, that is an impressive record. In post-game interviews, Borucki, who has yet to earn a win said,
“It’s going to happen sooner or later, hopefully. As long as I keep doing what I’m doing, keep pitching and trying to keep this team in games as long as I can — it’s going to come. It’s that simple.”
Jose Berrios took over the mound to earn the win after Eduardo Escobar hit a three-run homer to give the Twins there second win against the Blue Jays in the series. Berrios allowed one walk, stuck out nine, and gave up four hits.
After Teoscar Hernandez missed a fly ball, it saw Minnesota score two runs. That saw Brian Dozier send Mauer in, and Robbie Grossman and Eduardo Escobar both had doubles back-to-back to increase the Twins lead to 2-0.
Ryan Borucki was on top of his game yesterday retiring the first ten to come to bat. This saw the nearly sold out stadium delighted. He then let two base hits, then followed by putting out the next two batters
Coach of the Toronto Blue Jays, John Gibbons, is impressed Borucki for his capabilities in getting out of trouble after only five starts in the majors. Commenting on the rookie’s performance, Gibbons said,
“He’s done that many times since he’s come up. He’s had his back against the wall a few times, guys on base and he can get a ground ball or a big strikeout. Yeah, he’s shown me a lot. I think he’s shown everyone that he’s got great poise, great command, he knows what he’s doing.”
The Blue Jays, who are sitting at 46/54 for the season had only five hits yesterday, and two of those came from Lourdes Gurriel Jr. The rookie player had two singles, and that tied him with Al Woods for having the most multi-hits in a single game as a rookie. Toronto failed to get a run and earned its 6th shutout this season and its thirds back-to-back loss to Minnesota.
— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) July 25, 2018
The Blue Jays are now heading back on the road to Chicago for a three game series with the White Sox, before heading to Oakland and Seattle before heading home to play host to the Boston Red Sox’s. For Blue Jay punters, the odds makers did not favoured them to win against Minnesota, but with top rated sports books such as our recommended mobile betting sites, all perfect for punters on the go. Why not register today and claim the generous welcome bonuses up for grabs – with great odds and constant sports betting promotions, you have the world of sports at your fingertips.