Mom, Dad & I crowded around the TV watching all the coverage from yesterday’s trades last night before a marathon 14 innings in Houston. The pitching on both teams looked PHENOMENAL!! 40 strikeouts total, 12 hits and 14 innings, we just need to get the bats going a bit better tonight with R.A. Dickey on the mound at 8:10pm.
Some things to note about both yesterday’s game and the new pitchers we’ve acquired:
- Scott Feldman is the 1st player to pitch the day after he appeared with his original team, The Astros, since 1966.
- Marcus Stroman still deserves huge kudos for his start yesterday; he’s now the first Jays pitcher with 13 strikeouts & 1 or fewer walks in a road game since Roger Clemens in August of 1998!
And the boys broke a franchise record yesterday, not that they’re proud of this one, but I’ll share anyway:
- Jays batters set a franchise record for striking out 22 times – the previous record was 19 in 2001 & 1977.
From the Jays:
The Toronto Blue Jays acquired RHP Scott Feldman from the Houston Astros in exchange for RHP Gaudalupe Chavez. In a separate deal, they also acquired RHP Mike Bolsinger from the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for RHP Jesse Chavez and cash considerations. Finally, the Blue Jays acquired LHP Francisco Liriano and Minor Leaguers C Reese McGuire & OF Harold Ramirez from the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for RHP Drew hutchison.
Feldman, 33, has appeared in 26 games for the Astros this season, including five starts, posting a 5-3 record with a 2.90 ERA. Since his move to the bullpen at the end of April, the Kailua, Hawaii native has recorded a 2.41 ERA over 37.1 innings. In his 12th Major League season, Feldman is 69-76 with a 4.35 in 307 games (183 starts) for Texas, Chicago Cubs, Baltimore and Houston.
Bolsinger, 28, has made six starts for the Dodgers, posting a 1-4 record with a 6.83 ERA. In 13 games (two starts) with Oklahoma (PCL) the Chicago, Illinois native is 2-1 with a 3.41 ERA over 29 innings. The 6-1, 215 lb. right-hander was 6-6 with a 3.62 ERA over 21 starts in 2015 and owns a career mark of 8-16 with a 4.61 ERA in 37 games (36 starts).