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Blue Jays bust out on Ross Stripling's strong out, George Springer's clutch hit

Blue Jays' Ross Stripling delivers a pitch in the second inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Rogers Centre on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022 in Toronto.
Blue Jays Los Strip The ring will pitch in the second inning against the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday, August 17, 2022 at the Rogers Center in Toronto. PHOTO BY VAUGHN RIDLEY /GETTY IMAGES

A potential Blue Jays savior as the season began

Stripling, who had just been off the injured list and desperately needed a boost with his team. gave the Blue Jays everything they wanted in returning to the rotation and more.

Although he was unable to make a decision in this match, the argument could be made that his performance unleashed the Jays offense in a long-awaited explosion.

Scoring until the bottom of the seventh inning, mostly due to stripling, the Jays sent 10 players to bat, scored six runs, and won the game. Scored 6 points. A -1 win over a rebellious Baltimore Orioles team.

The big hit was George's one-out single by Springer, who appeared as a pinch-hitter for his Tapia for Leimel, scoring his 1,000th career knock. He didn't start — to get Teoscar Hernandez from third and open the floodgates.

Santiago his Espinal hit his two-run double to give him a little breather.

"In one inning, one game, I think we can really turn the tide and pick up some momentum," interim manager John Schneider said of his seventh of six runs. "You've been waiting for it. You knew it was going to happen eventually. It was a great inning from hit to base to approach. Hopefully that carries over into tomorrow and more games."

Blue Jays’ George Springer celebrates after scoring a run on a double by Santiago Espinal in the seventh inning against the Baltimore Orioles. VAUGHN RIDLEY/GETTY IMAGES
George George of the Blue Jays Springer rejoiced after hitting a run on a double to Santiago Espinal in the seventh inning against the Baltimore Orioles. Vaughan Ridley/Getty Images 

The play of the game was defensive.

Still in his 7th-minute half for the Orioles, and with Stripling, the only baserunner, allowed on his second all-day, Imi He Garcia had Ryan let his Mountcastle throw his hopper for short.

Bo knew that Bichette would not have time to charge the ball and move it from his grab to his throwing hand, so he threw the bouncing ball with his bare hands and threw a strike first, leading to Mountcastle. One step ahead.

"It was a terrible play by Bo," Schneider said. "It was a game play for me to be runners-up in 1st and 3rd place and keep it instead of Yimi having to handle the actual traffic."

Instead With two outs, Garcia was the only third runner to be stuck when he struck out Austin Hayes.

Jaze's bat took care of the rest.

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However, the afternoon belonged to striplings.

A right-hander who began the year as Swing His Guy when his team needed him most, he excelled in every way. He was perfect through the sixth inning, correcting his only wound in 6.1 innings off Cedric Mullins' single.

"It was everything our team needed and more," Springer says of his Stripling. "He was great. He mixed all 55 pitches he had. He was incredible."

Clearly, neither Stripling nor any other pitcher had his 55 I have the ball, but it had to look that way to the Orioles.
"From the beginning I felt like I was in control. Mixed everything up, unbalanced my opponent, a lot of soft his contact his ground getting his ball and my opponent was behind me. I played in," Stripling said.

If he had one regret on this day, it was the moment Schneider came to catch him with his one out in the seventh inning.

Stripling had already caught a glimpse of Garcia loose in the bullpen. Based on his experience when the director started walking towards the mound, it generally means his day is over.

Thus, in the seconds it took Schneider to reach the mound, Stripling had already shut the mound down for the day, in his mind.

"I wasn't sure, I should have locked it up," Stripling said, beating himself up a bit. "But as a guy who's been asked to come back after shutting it down before, it's been terrible probably 10 times out of 10, so I was honest there.

Either. Regardless, being back on the winning streak and coming out on the other side of an aggressive slump was more than enough to celebrate.

Garcia finished 3rd. With a 2-2 relief win, the Jays avoided dropping out of the playoff spot, their last wild-card berth in the American League.
“Hopefully people can catch their breath and understand what they can do, because when you don’t do it, you start thinking you can’t do it, and suddenly you can’t do it. because it happens," he said.


Schneider announced after the game that Yusei Kikuchi would come out of the bullpen and Mitch White would make the next scheduled start at his place on Saturday. ...Matt Chapman hit the leadoff, 0-3, as Springer didn't start at third base. 

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