Vladimir Guerrero Jr. had fun against the Washington Nationals with three home runs, including two ahead of Max Scherzer. He produced seven points, including four with a grand slam in a 9-5 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday.
Scherzer had a 3-0 lead when he showed up to the mound in the third set. After recording a withdrawal, the gunner gave straight singles to Alejandro Kirk and Cavan Biggio. Bo Bichette took a walk from the pitcher to fill the cushions.
Guerrero Jr. then came to bat and his momentum left no doubt as he gave the Jays the lead with his four-point slap. It was already the third grand slam of his career.
“I feel blessed right now,” Guerrero said. To slam two home runs against a legend like Scherzer is an incredible feeling. «
Scherzer’s troubles continued into the next round except this time his defense was in question. While Joe Panik was on second pad, Josh Harrison dropped a ball from Kirk and Panik came in to score.
Kirk made it to third base and he scored the Jays’ sixth point after a sacrifice ball.
Guerrero Jr. was back at bat in the bottom of the fifth inning and he once again sent Scherzer’s pitch over the fence. It was his sixth long shot of the campaign.
Scherzer finished his game after that inning with seven runs allowed, five of which were earned, on eight hits and two walks.
Guerrero Jr. might be done with Scherzer, but not with the long bullet. He hit his third home run of the game in the seventh inning when he appeared in front of Kyle Finnegan. He ended his dream game with seven RBIs which did not escape his father Vladimir Guerrero who just tweeted during the game.
– Vladimir Guerrero (@ VladGuerrero27) April 28, 2021
“Guerrero has a good eye at the bat,” said Nationals manager Dave Martinez. He does not rush like his father. This is the biggest difference. He rushes on holds. «
Trea Turner hit two of the Nationals’ four long balls in the loss.
The Jays used seven relievers including Trent Thornton, who started the game.
The Blue Jays began a second stint at TD Ballpark. That will be their home by at least June, at a minimum.
George Springer is approaching a return to play but in a running situation, the outfielder remains inconvenienced at the back of the right thigh.
On Wednesday evening, the starters will be Erick Fedde (1-2) and Steven Matz (4-0).
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