All it took Blue Jay to rout the Rangers in Sunday’s series finale were 3 home runs. Much of the strong outing for the win, was made by Happ who steered the 4-game skid win. Happ tossed seven innings and allowed only two runs, to help Blue Jays bullpen win, over Texas Rangers. Other contributors to this stupendous win were – Yangervis Solarte, Kevin Pillar, and Teoscar Hernandez. Blue Jays wrapped up the game by effectively using the long ball.
Blue Jay badly needed to win, to avoid a clean sweep by the Rangers. Later, Happ said, “I take pride in that and trying to do that over the last couple years,” for the day off for the bullpen, adding that, “You’re definitely aware of kind of where we’re at with the bullpen — a little bit thin there, but just trying to go out. Obviously, you want quick outs whenever you can, but you can’t really change the gameplay too much to accommodate for that.”
The loss brought to an end the long streak of wins Rangers’ have had in the past three games. In the first innings, it was Randal Grichuk who executed some great defensive play. He was successful in preventing Isiah Kiner-Falefa from extra bases with a strong display of cradling, diving for the ball between body and glove.
Grichuk was offensive as well, scoring off Pillar from Third to give Toronto 2-1 lead. He had begun the game with the 0-for-18 slump and on Sunday went 2-for-3.
Throughout the game, Blue Jays had the upper hand, with few exceptions. In the sixth, The Rangers had reached within two, DeShields from third, ground out Kiner-Falefa. The other things Blue Jays’ did to have a three-run lead were in marking out the error, which he later scored. The seventh with Justin Smoak allowed Toronto to score runs on a sacrifice fly, while Solarte built high a 7-2 for Toronto with an RBI single.
In the bottom half of the innings, Perez change was noted in the seventh home run for the season. Solarte was the first to respond on behalf of Blue Jays. Thus, Blue Jay players focused on going out there to make plays, and overcome the struggle they had with the bat. Their goal, when not able to score with the bat, was to pursue and make plays. aiding pitchers and ensuring they had a good day at the plate would finally lead to good play, believe the Blue Jay players.
Happ was the player to watch during the match. Even as he struck nine, he conceded only five hits. A talented left-hand player, his advantage has been his keen defensive plays. The victory over Rangers now allows him to have a start, along with nine-plus strikeouts and no walks. Other Blue Jays who also achieved this feat has been Roger Clemens.
Happ’s stopped Rangers from their fourth straight win, By ensuring that they won the final of the series, setting themselves up for a great start to the next. Hernandez ‘s solo home run, however, in the third innings was as exciting as his solo run.