The now 58-win Toronto Blue Jays battled the 97-win mighty New York Yankees tooth and nail for 11 innings, and then Bo Bichette bailed them out. When I watch Bichette play, I will say this; he doesn’t look like much. I don’t mean it as a slam, because he’s a hell of a player. He really is.
He’s like already everything Trea Turner was hyped to be. While Bichette is going to probably go on to be better and help Toronto win a lot of games, I watch him and I think he arrived with half the hype of Vladdy Jr.; yet he’s already probably better. Guerrero Jr. is back to not hitting at all. He made one slick defensive play in this game and did zilch at the plate. God knows he probably has another painful day off coming soon enough. Just seems like he’s out of gas.
If Vlad was ever putting up numbers like Bichette – who hit the walk-off home run off Tyler Lyons with no outs in the bottom of the 12th – I can’t even imagine what might be said about Guerrero Jr.
Tim Mayza unfortunately probably saw a career come to an end tonight after throwing a pitch and blowing out his arm. Obviously, the Blue Jays are calling it an ‘elbow injury’ but if you saw it and his reaction, you know what it means. It’s a shame because Mayza was probably going to be the pen lefty for Toronto over the next few seasons and he had upside as a capable reliever for them.
Anthony Kay started this game, allowed five earned over four innings and struck out only two. He didn’t quite show the promise that he did his first start out.
Here’s Bichette ending the Yankees night.