Wednesday, Apr 7, 2021. 4:31 PM
The Blue Jays offense failed to support pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu as the Torontonians lost 2-1 to the Texas Rangers on Wednesday.
Ryu got the job done at the Jays mound by limiting the opponent to two runs in seven innings of work. He conceded seven hits, but struck out as many batters.
The Jays pitcher made his missteps in the second inning when he gave Nick Solak a solo homerun. Moments later, Leody Taveras produced what will be his decisive point with a single.
“He kept us in the game,” said visiting manager Charlie Montoyo.
Kyle Gibson shut out the Jays in six innings of work. Marcus Siemien scored his team in the eighth inning with a long ball. Ian Kennedy, however, closed the books in the ninth inning with a strikeout in front of Rowdy Tellez.
“It was just nice to see Gibby do as well, like what is expected of him, said Rangers manager Chris Woodward.
“He worked really hard. He set the tone. ”
The 36-year-old right-hander was called up late in the game following injuries to Jose Leclerc and Jonathan Hernandez.
Toronto had goals filled and just one out in the fifth, but Cavan Biggio then struck in a double play.
The Jays are preparing to kick off their season at home in Dunedin for now on Thursday when they face the Los Angeles Angels.
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