Wednesday 28 September 2016
Blue Jays Battle Orioles for Wild Card Spot
Tonight the Toronto Blue Jays took on the Baltimore Orioles in their second last home game of the year and the fifth last game of the season. My buddy, Craig, had an extra ticket and asked me if I wanted to go ... hell ya!
Coming into tonight, the Jays had a two game lead on hosting the wild card game over Baltimore and could clinch a wild card spot for the playoffs with any combination of three Blue Jays wins or Detroit losses.
Francisco Liriano was on the mound and did an excellent job shutting down the Orioles by striking out 10 and not giving up a run. When he left the game to a standing ovation, he had a 2-0 lead.
The crowd was rocking, every Jay fan was happy 'til Mark Trumble of the Orioles, belted his 46th home run of the year in the 8th inning to cut the game in half.
The 50/50 pot. No, I didn't win nor did anybody else in our group.
Roberto Osuna came out to close off the ninth and promptly struck out J.J. Hardy.
Then Hyun Soo Kim came on with a man aboard and smacked a 2 run homer to give the Orioles a 3-2 lead, which they held on for the win.
The Jays are still up by one game over the Orioles for the top wild card spot which would give them home field advantage for the game. One more game against Baltimore tomorrow. A win and we are on the verge of that home field advantage.
Teena and I have tickets and will be there!