Blue Jays 0-2 Tigers (July 8, 2023) game recap

DETROIT — Matt Manning wasn’t bothered about being pulled over while pitching for a forward.

He said he didn’t realize this until someone at the hideout told him.

“I had no idea,” he said. “I was like, ‘Okay, dang,'”

By the time the game was over, everyone in Comerica Park knew what Manning and relievers Jason Foley and Alex Lange had achieved.

Foley and Lang finished what Manning started, and the Tigers no-hit the Toronto Blue Jays 2-0 Saturday.

Manning (3-1) pitched 6 2/3 innings and Foley has four straight hits.

Lang, the Tigers’ closer, came up in the ninth and Bo Bechet hit on three pitches. Brandon Belt lined up to center field, and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Impressed with third place on the field 0-2.

She was the ninth hitter in Tigers history and the first combined. This was the franchise’s first no-hitter since Spencer Turnbull not hitting the Seattle Mariners on May 18, 2021. Detroit no-hitter the Blue Jays for the second time – Justin Verlander did so in Toronto on May 7, 2011.

Verlander also made his most recent pitch against the Blue Jays, doing so for Houston on September 1, 2019.

It’s the second in the majors this season after Domingo German’s perfect game for the New York Yankees in Oakland on June 28. He was the last player in the regular season. by Houston Astros vs. Yankees On June 25, 2022, the Astros repeated the feat—again with Christian Javier as the starting quarterback— against the Philadelphia Phillies in Game 4 of the World Series on November 2.

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The Tigers celebrated on the mound with Manning and Foley joining the crowd.

“How about it, Detroit?” Lange shouted at the crowd while being interviewed on the field with Manning, Foley and catcher Eric Haas. “Thank you for sitting in the rain to cheer us on.”

Manning was replaced after Cavan walked Biggio with two outs in the seventh. He walked three batters and struck out one while striking out five. He threw 91 pitches.

“He’s been toiling a ton,” said Tigers manager AJ Hinch. “I almost took him out after the fifth and after the sixth. I fielded him for the seventh, but as soon as a runner gets in, we have to worry about winning the match.”

Foley White retired Merrifield in the seventh before putting up a perfect eighth.

“I thought Matty was going to continue, but I got in there and tried to hit,” he said. “That’s so cool—I couldn’t have asked for two better guys to do it with.”

Kevin Gusman (7-5) allowed two runs in the first half.

Riley Green scored in his first match since May 30 and Spencer Turkelson scored both goals in his first match.

Kerry Carpenter followed with a triple RBI to make it 2-0, but Javier Báez hit the final double play.

Carpenter pulled off a stunning catch to start the fourth inning, sliding in foul territory to catch a pop Guerrero Jr. fly down the right line.

Báez played a big role in the sixth, racing into left field catching Bichette’s fly ball with left fielder Matt Vierling moving into left center field.

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“You have to tip your hat to good pitching and some great defense,” said Blue Jays coach John Schneider. “Javi put in a great display on Bo’s ball and Carpenter beat Vlady. That’s what usually happens – you have a good display backed up by some good plays.”

The start of the match was delayed by 1 hour and 22 minutes due to rain and heavy rain fell in the first half.

“I think that helped me a lot — fighting through adversity early on like that,” said Manning, who started the bout by hitting Bichette and walking the belt. “I got into a rhythm with Haase and it felt really good.”

Haas also caught a no-hitter at Turnbull.

“In the sixth inning,” he said, “you start counting.” “Matt was keeping them uncomfortable and then Foley came in and shut the door before Lang could do his thing.”

The Tigers lost 12-2 to the Blue Jays on Friday.

“Our approach to the dish was all we didn’t do last night,” said Haas. “This is baseball—we kicked our teeth last night and got a combined game today.”

Rosser moves

The Tigers activated Greene and RHP Beau Brieske off the injured list, selected RHP Alex Faedo to Triple-A Toledo and assigned INF Jonathan Schoop to assignment.

Big comeback

Green reached base four times in his return, singled out twice and walked twice.

Win over the visiting fans

For the second time in 24 hours, the Tigers and Blue Jays drew more than 30,000 fans – about 50% supporting each team. It’s not uncommon when Toronto teams visit Detroit, but even fans in blue uniforms were cheering at the end of the game.

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the next

The teams ended their three-game streak on Sunday with LHP Tarik Skubal (0-0, 0.00) making his second start of the season with Detroit. RHP Chris Bassett (8-5, 4.09) is slated to pitch for the Blue Jays.


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