Blue Jays' win streak ends at seven games with 6-1 loss to the Cardinals
FiredUp Network Sports Writer
Wednesday, July 27, 2022
The waves weren't as smooth as they have been for the past week, as the Toronto Blue Jays fell to the St. Louis Cardinals to a score of 6-1. Offensively, the Jays were nowhere to be found, which is a completely different story than their first game against Louisville where they won 10-3. Despite the effort and the home crowd on their side, Toronto couldn't get it done.
Kevin Gausman got the start for the Jays and didn't perform as well as the team would've expected. The 10-year pro gave Toronto only four innings before being pulled. Compared to his counterpart in the Cardinals, Adam Wainwright who pitched for seven innings, it was clear to see who was the better pitcher.
Overall, St. Louis played a better baseball game. The Cardinals got on the board first and once they captured the lead, Toronto never really gained enough momentum to put themselves in a position to win this game.
Albert Pujols was sensational for the Cardinals with a three-run home run in the top of the fifth. Pujols finished with three hits on the night and passed Rogers Hornsby on St. Louis' career list.
Bo Bichette was the one player for Toronto that provided a spark with a single to left center that allowed Vladimir Guerrero Jr. to score.
The Cardinals were able to pull off this win while battling adversity. Due to Canada's COVID-19 restrictions toward unvaccinated players, Paul Goldschmidt and Nolan Arenado were inactive for St. Louis.
St. Louis gained a big win against a team relatively close to them record-wise. Although Toronto lost, their success over the past eight games is nothing to gloss over. At a record of 54-44, the Toronto Blue Jays will now focus their attention on the Detroit Tigers tomorrow at 7:07 PM ET.