For the third time in three days, the Blue Jays were in Pittsburgh to face the Pirates. For the third time in three days, the Blue Jays scored four points.
And for the third time in three days, the Blue Jays won.
With Ross Stripling on the mound for six innings of work, the club managed to limit the damage, but the Pirates scored three mid-game runs to bring both teams back to square one at 3-3.
It notably went through a big circuit of Oneil Cruz.
It was ultimately Teoscar Hernandez who produced the run that made the difference in the seventh.
Results? The club swept the Pirates to remain unbeaten in September (3-0) and Jordan Romano was lucky to preserve his 30th win of the season.
It’s a first season of 30 career saves for the Ontario native.
With Orioles, Rays and Mariners winning often these days, the sweep has done John Schneider’s men some good.
The rest will not be easy since over the next 14 days, the Jays will play 15 games. 12 of them will be against the Orioles and Rays. The other three will involve the Rangers.
Nice challenge in perspective.
- It’s brewing in Tampa. Note also that in the fifth, Aaron Boone was expelled from the game.
- Speaking of a good youngster.