MLB playoffs 2016: Three takeaways from Blue Jays’ ALDS Game 2 win over Rangers

六月 6, 2019 in 產品

The Blue Jays are one win away from beating the Rangers in the AL Division Series for a second year in a row.Backed byhome runs from Troy Tulowitzki, Kevin Pillar, Ezequiel Carrera andEdwin Encarnacion, the Blue Jays took Game 2 at Globe Life Park in Arlington onFriday,5-3. Jays closerRoberto Osuna was able to David Robertson Jersey covert a five-out save despite being listed as questionable to begin the series withshoulder sorene s.MORE: Top 50 players in MLB playoffsThe makeshift Jays bullpen did take another blow in the eighth whenFranciscoLiriano took a102mph line drive to the head. He exited the game under his own power but his availability for the remainder of the series is in question.Three takeaways from Toronto’s win:1. Mi sed opportunities plagued the Rangers. Texas collected nine hitsoff Jays starter J.A. Happ, but only scored one run against the left-hander.In fact, Texas left 13runners on base and was 2for 18with runners in scoring postilion for the game. The Rangers mi sed out on another opportunity in the bottom of the seventh when Ian Desmond hesitated runninghome from third base and was Don Larsen Jersey cut down at the plate on a fielder’s choice.MORE: Blue Jays-Rangers Game Center2.Unlikely heroes led the Jays. Five-time All-Star shortstop TroyTulowitzkimay have had his worst regular season since his rookie year, but he has been big in the ALDS, going 5 for 9 with a homer, a triple and five RBIs. Journeyman outfielderEzequiel Carrera, on the other hand, homered for just the seventh time this season. RelieverJoe Biagini had a huge outing with 1 2/3 shutout innings as the Rangers weresalivating to get to aJaysbullpen that suffered32 lo sesthis year.3. The Rangers are not themselves. Blame it on the long layoff between the regular season and Thursday’s Game 1 all you want, but Texas is picking the wrong time to deviate from the norm. It set a franchise record forwins at home during the regular season, but after two lo ses this year the Rangers are 1-11 all time in ALDS home games. Aces Cole Hamels andYu Darvish were supposed to carry the club in the postseasonbut instead combined for an11.88 ERA against Toronto, which has nowwon nineof thelast 12meetings between the teams. The four homers Darvish allowed are the most he has given up in a game.HighlightLike the Indians on Thursday, the Blue Jays hit three solo home runs in one inning beginning with this eye-level blast fromKevin Pillar. What’s nextALDS Game 3:Rangers atBlue Jays, 7:38 p.m. ETSunday, TBS The Jays will send AL ERA leaderAaron Sanchez (15-2, 3.00) to the mound at Rogers Centre looking for the sweep against Colby Lewis(6-5,3.71 ERA) and the Rangers.