The Blue Jays make their return to their home away from home once again as they welcomed fans and the Miami Marlins to Sahlen Field. Toronto spent the first two months of the 2021 MLB season in Dunedin, Florida at TD Bank Park, June 1st marked their first homestand back in Buffalo, New York where they played the shortened 2020 season. The first team to visit the newly renovated ballpark was the Miami Marlins for a two-game series against Toronto. The Blue Jays look to start off in the win column as they begin play in Buffalo, New York.
Game One: Blue Jays Get Back To Sahlen Field
The Blue Jays took the field at Sahlen Field for the first time in 2021 as the newly renovated stadium will once again be the home away from home for the Blue Jays. The Miami Marlins are the first opposing team Toronto faced and Robbie Ray got the start on the mound for Toronto in game one of two.
Robbie Ray has been reliable and has pitched extremely well this season. He continued once again versus Miami as he pitched six innings, he allowed one run, six hits, and racked up nine strikeouts against the Marlins. The offense supplied the run support which started in the third inning when Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit a three run homerun to make it 3-0 Blue Jays, the first homerun at Sahlen Field in 2021 and the fans didn’t have to wait long.
Toronto would add two more runs as Lourdes Gurriel Jr. hit a solo homerun in the fifth inning to make it 4-1, Toronto tacked on another run in the eighth inning to make it 5-1 and they would hold on to take the victory in their first game back in Buffalo, New York.
Game Two: Blue Jays Shine as The Comeback Kids
The Blue Jays had the chance to take the two game series versus the Marlins on Wednesday evening at Sahlen Field. Blue Jays top pitching prospect Alek Manoah got the nod for his second MLB start and it didn’t go as well as his first start did against the Yankees a week ago. Manoah only survived three and one third innings as he allowed four runs on four hits, three of those hits were homeruns, and he issued three walks.
The Blue Jays would not quit though, the Blue Jays trailed 5-3 heading into the ninth inning and somehow, someway they find a way to put up a three run ninth inning which was capped off by a sacrifice fly to walk off the Miami Marlins in game two and to take the two game series. The Blue Jays move four games above .500 with this win and now hold a 29-25 record for the 2021 MLB Season.
Toronto will prepare to take on the Houston Astros at Sahlen Field for a three games series that begins on Friday, June 4th, 2021. Hyun-Jin Ryu will get the start in game one, the first pitch is scheduled for 7:07 PM Eastern Time.
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