Blue Jays' offensive struggles continue in walk-off loss to Cardinals

2022-05-24 6:42:00 AM

One year after leading the AL in home runs and OPS, the #BlueJays are struggling – especially lately, and that's amplifying everything that goes wrong elsewhere. ✍️: @bnicholsonsmith

One year after leading the AL in home runs and OPS, the BlueJays are struggling – especially lately, and that's amplifying everything that goes wrong elsewhere. ✍️: bnicholsonsmith

The season is long, and the Toronto Blue Jays remain in playoff position despite their recent struggles, but bigger picture questions surround this underperforming Blue Jays offence. Their hitters are experienced enough to be trusted, young enough to be at their physical peak and healthy. But one year after leading the American League in home runs and OPS, they’re struggling – especially lately.

But the Blue Jays couldn’t add on any further, and they were unable to take advantage of the ghost runner placed on second base to open the top of the tenth. Goldschmidt’s seventh career grand slam meant they didn’t get another chance to end their weeks-long slump at the plate.

Of course, the season is long, and the Blue Jays remain in playoff position despite their recent struggles, but bigger picture questions surround this underperforming Blue Jays offence. Their hitters are experienced enough to be trusted, young enough to be at their physical peak and healthy. But one year after leading the American League in home runs and OPS, they’re struggling – especially lately.

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bnicholsonsmith WOW, ITS ALMOST LIKE YOU GUYS OVER HYPED THEM. I say start firing coach's. bnicholsonsmith Montoyo couldn't manage a 1 man race to a 2 man shit house. bnicholsonsmith This movie sucks bnicholsonsmith Nope they been struggling for a while, even when they were winning. All the save opportunities can attest to that.

bnicholsonsmith FIRE THE MANAGER bnicholsonsmith bluejays Who the hell can absorb input from THREE hitting coaches plus way too much in-game tablet data and NOT go to the plate with their head full of WAY too many things to think about? Dump 2 coaches, restrict in-game tablets, get centred & go hunting.

bnicholsonsmith Time for a shakeup. Need a reliable left handed bat. Go get one. bnicholsonsmith Little League Manager needs to go along with 4 hitting coaches. It gone on too long and changes needed.

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More Details But the Blue Jays couldn’t add on any further, and they were unable to take advantage of the ghost runner placed on second base to open the top of the tenth.Here’s a look at the series.With the game tied at 2-2, the 38-year-old Votto, a Toronto native, hit a one-out, 2-0 curveball down the line off Blue Jays right-handed reliever Yimi Garcia (0-3).Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday.

Goldschmidt’s seventh career grand slam meant they didn’t get another chance to end their weeks-long slump at the plate. Of course, the season is long, and the Blue Jays remain in playoff position despite their recent struggles, but bigger picture questions surround this underperforming Blue Jays offence.m. Their hitters are experienced enough to be trusted, young enough to be at their physical peak and healthy. He finished the series 3-for-11 with a first-inning walk in the finale. But one year after leading the American League in home runs and OPS, they’re struggling – especially lately.m. “Nobody’s hot right now,” manager Charlie Montoyo said Monday afternoon. Votto has made 12 career visits to Toronto and has 11 hits in 44 plate appearances, including four homers.

“We just took two of three from Seattle and two of three from Cincinnati, but it feels like ‘what just happened?’ We’re winning games, we’re just winning with defence and pitching.83 ERA) vs. Reds closer Art Warren enjoyed a 1-2-3 ninth inning for his second save. We didn’t expect our offence to struggle like this, but it happens and they’re going to get hot.” Consider that the Blue Jays have scored more than 10 runs just once this year, all the way back on opening day. Louis RHP Miles Mikolas (3-2, 1. More often than not, they’re playing with little room for error, scoring three or fewer runs in 24 of their 42 games including/through Monday. He faced eight batters and threw 37 pitches as Cincinnati grabbed a 2-0 lead. Yes, offence is down around baseball, but the Blue Jays have been five percent worse than average with a 95 wRC+ to start their road trip.m. He faced eight batters and threw 37 pitches as Cincinnati grabbed a 2-0 lead.

And while their season numbers are middling, the Blue Jays’ struggles are more pronounced when you look at their May totals. • Entering play Monday, the Blue Jays ranked 28th among the 30 teams with a 78 wRC+ in May.m. Kikuchi settled down to retire 10 in a row until Reds catcher Aramis Garcia led off the fifth with a single to left field. • Vladimir Guerrero Jr. was hitting just .52 ERA) vs.235/. The Blue Jays tied the game in the third. Toronto pulled to within 2-1 in the second because of a leadoff double from Santiago Espinal and a run-scoring single to right field from Matt Chapman.

342/. Louis TBA [brightcove videoID=6306633715112 playerID=JCdte3tMv height=360 width=640] LATEST ON THE BLUE JAYS The Blue Jays (22-19) missed yet another chance to sweep a series on Sunday because of a familiar problem – lack of offence.309 in May with one home run for a .651 OPS. We’re now a quarter of the way through the season, so it is a major concern. Springer scored on Bo Bichette's ground ball to Cincinnati shortstop Kyle Farmer. • Perhaps most telling of all, Aaron Judge has 11 home runs this month compared to the Blue Jays’ 12 Springer hit the most recent of those Monday, pulling a ball into the left field seats at Busch Stadium for his eighth of the season. But aside from Springer, most Blue Jays hitters are underperforming which led to a new-look lineup in which Espinal batted second for the first time this year. Despite that, they had a chance for an elusive sweep before Toronto native Joey Votto broke a tie with a solo shot in the eighth inning off Yimi Garcia. Springer made a fine running catch in the right-centre gap on a shot hit by Farmer in the sixth.

“I’m just moving people around because at the end of the day it’s guys getting hot,” Montoyo said. He yielded two runs on four hits, walked two, struck out three, and delivered a wild pitch and hit Springer. “It doesn’t really matter where they hit because our main guys are always going to be at the top. Albert Pujols, 42, who came off the bench in the fifth, belted two home runs to give him 683 for his career, which will come to a close after this season. Bo, Springer, Vlad, Teo. And Espy’s put himself there, but it doesn’t mean he’s going to hit second all the time. “Mine was better; I didn’t give up a double like he did,” Pujols told St.365). But it starts with one guy.365).

” On the mound, Berrios delivered a strong outing, pitching 6. Molina disagreed: “I didn’t walk anybody.1 innings and allowing three runs, two of which scored on a single Adam Cimber allowed. Toronto right-hander Jose Berrios (3-2) will face fellow right-hander Miles Mikolas (3-2) in the series opener. Berrios struck out seven without walking a batter while throwing a season-high 102 pitches. Meanwhile Cardinals starter and former Blue Jay Steven Matz exited in the first inning with shoulder stiffness. Afterwards, Adam Cimber, Trevor Richards, Julian Merryweather all pitched scoreless outings before St. Louis native David Phelps entered in the bottom of the tenth.342. Share:. More from Sportsnet.

Phelps struck out two, including Cardinals legend Albert Pujols, before giving way to Borucki. But even if the left-hander was on the mound while the Cardinals celebrated, the Blue Jays’ offensive struggles are amplifying everything that goes wrong elsewhere. Manager Oliver Marmol gave Goldschmidt the day off on Sunday. “It’s a long year,” Montoyo said. “The one thing I like right now is we’re pitching and we’re catching the ball.C.” “Hopefully one guy gets hot and it spreads.

” More from Sportsnet . Former Blue Jay Corey Dickerson, a left-handed bat, is getting more playing time with O’Neill out.