Kyle Gibson, the Liam Hendriks that could, continues to A) allow baserunners, and B) get away with it. Gibson came into today's game tied for the league lead in double-plays behind him with 10; he added three more in the first three innnings.
Tops was ending the third with a bases-loaded, one-out, 1-2-3. (If you don't know what that means, learn how to score baseball games. It's super nerdy and fun, although you can't do it if it's raining.) 1-2-3 is the best play ever for people with OCD. I suppose it'd be possible to have a 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9, if there were errors and rundowns and players getting eaten by lions during the action.
Gibson pitched 5.2 and 12-year-old Aaron Sanchez 6, each allowing two runs. Good job, fellas! The Jays were 0-8 with RISP, which is less of a good job. But it happens. No worries, Jays fans, your offense is mighty and fearsome. Twins fans would gladly take it.
You can't have Dozier, though, who hit the game-winning triple (memorialized on the Interwebs forever in that photo above.) You can have Chris Herrmann, even after his dong today, because your catcher is better than either of the Twins ones. Russell Martin threw out two Twins basestealers, it's what he does. Trade now, please.
Molitor thing that will please stat folks: Molitor used Blaine Boyer in the ninth instead of Glen Perkins, as Perkins was roughed up during last night's miserable drizzlefest and has been more mortal lately. Stat folks love it when managers don't put relievers in set roles, since stat folks hate baseball players and want them all to be unhappy.
Enjoy the game tomorrow with Tricky Ricky pitching for the series win!
Robot Roll Call (we topped 100, woo-hoo!):
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