Game Recap 8/26/23 | Guardians Lose to the Blue Jays 8-3

August 26, 2023

Andy Billman

Post-Game Live Recap

3 Things About Guardians Loss to the Blue Jays:

1 – Allen 

Cleveland had an early 1-0 lead after a home run in the 1st by Jose Ramirez, but starter Logan Allen could not hold the lead, giving up three in the bottom of the 1st.  Allen went only four innings, giving up five runs as he struggled to get outs. 

2 – Five Hits, Two Home Runs 

The Guardians could only get five hits on Saturday; two were home runs.  A solo shot by Jose Ramirez in the first inning, and Tyler Freeman hit his first career home run in the 5th inning. 

3 – Missed Opportunity 

In the top of the 6th inning, Cleveland had an excellent opportunity to put multiple runs on the board with the bases loaded and nobody out at 5-2.  Ramon Laureano was hit on the wrist to make it 5-3. Still, sadly, after that, the Guardians could not score again with three consecutive strikeouts by Andres Gimenez, Gabriel Arias, and Tyler Freeman.

Game Summary

On Saturday, the Toronto Blue Jays triumphed over the Cleveland Guardians with an 8-3 victory, aided by Davis Schneider’s exceptional performance. Schneider showcased his prowess with a two-run home run and an RBI single, contributing significantly to the win alongside Hyun Jin Ryu.

Schneider had a flawless batting performance, going 3 for 3 and crossing the plate three times, effectively putting an end to Toronto’s three-game losing streak. Bo Bichette also shone with two hits, and Daulton Varsho joined in with a two-run single.

Hyun Jin Ryu, who secured his third consecutive win, took the mound for the Blue Jays. Ryu permitted three runs, two of which were earned, and four hits across five-plus innings.

Despite Ryu’s strong performance, Cleveland managed to notch a couple of home runs. José Ramirez smacked his 20th homer, and Tyler Freeman hit his first career home run, both against Ryu. However, Cleveland couldn’t capitalize on these efforts and suffered their fifth loss in seven games.

Schneider’s presence remained impactful throughout the game. He opened the scoring with a four-bagger in the first inning, then doubled and crossed the plate in the fourth. He followed up with a walk in the fifth and wrapped up his impressive performance with a single that brought Vladimir Guerrero Jr. home in the seventh.

Erik Swanson, the Blue Jays’ right-hander, left the game in the top of the seventh due to a back issue. The relief duty fell to left-hander Tim Mayza, who skillfully induced a double play from Kole Calhoun after conceding a single to Myles Straw.

Trevor Richards took the mound for the final two innings, securing the victory for Toronto.

Ryu departed the game in the sixth after consecutive errors by the Guardians’ third baseman Matt Chapman and shortstop Santiago Espinal loaded the bases for Cleveland. Yimi García stepped in and hit Ramón Laureano with a pitch, allowing a run to score, but rebounded by striking out the next three batters.

Cleveland took an early lead in the first inning when Ramirez homered, but Toronto quickly responded with a three-run surge against left-hander Logan Allen (6-7). Whit Merrifield’s double set the stage, followed by Bichette’s single, and finally, Schneider’s home run.

Logan Allen struggled on the mound, conceding five runs and six hits in just four innings.

Freeman managed to narrow the gap with a solo homer in the fifth, and Laureano’s RBI further closed the margin, making it a two-run game. However, Toronto sealed their victory by scoring three more runs in the seventh inning.

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