Toronto Blue Jays unable to complete series sweep after losing 5-1 to the Seattle Mariners

Nickeem Khan
FiredUp Network Sports Writer


Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Coming off the momentum of back-to-back wins, it was expected that the Toronto Blue Jays would make it three straight wins. However, that wasn't the case as they could not get any rhythm going losing to the Seattle Mariners to a score of 5-1. Kevin Gausman suffered the loss, despite most of the runs being scored elsewhere.

Seattle was able to get on the board early in the first inning. Jesse Winker stepped up to the plate for the Mariners and sacrificed a flyout that allowed Adam Frazier to score a run. That lead wouldn't last for long, as the Jays would tie things up in the third.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. stepped up to the plate with the bases loaded. It was evident there was fear in the eyes of Seattle, and to prevent a potential grand slam, they walked Vladdy. Matt Chapman was the one who scored the tying run for the Jays. However, that would be the only run the team would score.

Cal Raleigh snapped the tie-breaker with a single-run homer to center field in the top of the fifth. That wouldn't be the only home run for the Mariners, as Ty France joined in on the fun. Top of the seventh inning, with one man on base, France dropped a two-run bomb to expand the lead to 4-1. The icing on the cake was from Abraham Toro with a single-run home run to ice the game despite the Jays having one final attempt to come back.

This wasn't the prettiest game from Toronto and it's evident there are things that need to be tweaked. The Blue Jays will face the Cincinnati Reds on Friday and will look to get back in the win column.