For teams playing more than 2,000 miles apart, Seattle Mariners and toronto blue jays have a keen sense of rivalry
Perhaps it is blue jays More successful than the expanded team in 1977, winning two World Series titles. Mariners Remains the only franchise never played
As the only Canadian franchise in Major League Baseball, blue jays Every trip to Seattle attracts thousands of fans from western states, and it can be so noisy it’s hard to tell which is the home team.
Both teams will continue their current three-game series in Seattle on Saturday afternoon.
of Mariners Last July, they won four home series games against Toronto, and a few days later, blue jays Fired director Charlie Montoyo. The two teams met in Toronto last October in the American League Wild Card Series. Mariners Eliminate the 7-point difference and completely conquer the 3-game set
This weekend’s series caused some controversy when a photo of the entire rack circulated on social media on Monday. MarinersA team store that sticks to blue jays Jerseys and Shirts — Especially Vladimir Guerrero, Jr., who beat hometown hero Julio Rodriguez to win the All-Star Game Home Run Derby in Seattle on July 10th.
Mariners Neither the fans nor the players were happy
“What is this @Marinersshop,” Mariners Paul Suwald got even closer and tweeted a red-faced, swearing emoji.
Seattle shortstop JP Crawford wrote, “Damn,” accompanied by a face palm emoji.
of MarinersThe front office claimed it was just a misunderstanding
“After the All-Star Game, we had a limited amount of leftover merchandise from various teams (primarily in the American League),” a club spokesperson said in a statement. ” blue jays The product in question has now been removed from the team store.
of Mariners In the series opener, Teoscar Hernandez scored the winning run from two outs in the bottom of the ninth against his former team, winning 3-2.
blue jays Closer Jordan Romano takes the loss
“We’ve got some great players and I feel good about them and they’ve put in some great performances all season,” said Toronto manager John Schneider. “Those players have a lot of trust and confidence in them from all over the world. And[Hernandez]hit the ball a little bit up in the zone.”
Hernandez singled high into the right field wall to score Jose Caballero from third base. Hernandez celebrated by spiked his helmet as soon as he reached first base.
“I was enjoying everything I could enjoy, especially since I won the game,” Hernandez said. “For me it was important and just got the feeling.”
Saturday’s pitching showdown will feature two right-handed pitchers. blue jays All-star Kevin Gaussman (7 wins, 5 losses, ERA of 3.03) and MarinersLogan Gilbert (8-5, 3.65)
Gaussmann, making his first appearance after the All-Star break, has gone 0-2 in his last three starts despite pitching to a 2.65 ERA in that period. Most recently, on July 8th, he lost 2-0 with 5 hits in 6 innings and only 2 runs against Detroit.
Gaussmann has a record of 1 win, 3 losses and a 2.38 ERA in nine career away games (eight starts). Mariners.he received a rejection in it blue jaysOn April 29, against Seattle, he pitched seven innings, allowed six hits, and stole a career-high 13 hitters in a 1–0 home victory.He tied that record with a 13K against the Houston Astros last month.
Gilbert has won his last three starts. He gave up 7 hits and 2 runs in the fifth inning in a 7-6 win over the visiting Minnesota Twins on Monday. He’s 0-2 and a 6.35 ERA in his last three starts. blue jays
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