Woes continue as the Blue Jays drop their fourth straight game against the Seattle Mariners with a 6-5 loss
FiredUp Network Sports Writer
Monday, July 11, 2022
The Toronto Blue Jays close out their series against the Seattle Mariners winless losing 6-5 to extend their losing streak to four games. It wasn't a pretty game by any means but the Jays had their grasp on the victory but let it slip in the last moments.
Max Castillo got the start for Toronto, while Logan Gilbert got the start for the Mariners on the mound. For the majority of the game, it was a back-and-forth contest between the two teams.
The Blue Jays were in the driving seat for a large portion of this game. Toronto was never down in this game until the bottom of the eighth when they gave up their lead and never got it back.
George Springer started off the game in amazing fashion sending the first pitch of the game to the stands with a solo home run. Shortly after, Castillo sent the first three batters he faced back into their dugout going three up three down.
However, Carlos Santana did his best Springer impersonation in the second inning, sending the first pitch the Mariners received homered to right field. A foreshadowing of how consistent Seattle would be in their responses to Toronto's offensive bursts.
With the score tying and the lead going back and forth, Toronto went into the eighth inning with a 5-4 lead. Santana who already had a solo home run earlier in the game was able to emulate the same success. On a four-seam fastball, Santana sent it out of the park for a two-run homer to give the Mariners the lead. Toronto had one more chance to win this game to start the ninth inning. But none of the three Blue Jays were able to even get on base.
Another loss brings Toronto to just 45-42 on the season, with their next game against the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday at 7:07 PM ET.