The Mariners take on the Blue Jays today and Chuck Cottier sends Frank Willis out to face this powerful Blue Jays lineup. Jim Clancy get the start for Bobby Cox and he is looking to build on his last start.
Per every Mariners game (except when Mike Moore starts) I expected this to be a blow out. However, Frank Willis showed enough moxie to get out of some jams. In the 1st the Blue Jays take a 2-0 lead on Bell's 2 run homer (8). The Mariners get one of those runs back in the bottom half of the inning. Perconte leads off with a single and would score on Cowens 2-out single to make it 2-1.
In the 4th, Lee hits a 1-out double and would score on Thornton's 2-out double and the Blue Jays now have a 3-1 lead. But in the bottom of the 4th Bradley hits a fly ball towards the rightfield line and it look as though Barfield would make the catch. It hits off the top of his glove and it rolls all the way to the wall. It would clear the bases and Bradley is on 3rd and the Mariners now lead 4-3.
In the 6th the Blue Jays tie it when Willis hits Bell with two outs and then Barfield delivers a triple scoring him. This game would head into extra innings and now this game favors the Blue Jays as they have the better bullpen. The Blue Jays would end this quick as they get 2 in the 10th. Lee leads off with a double, Garcia triples scoring Lee, Thornton then singles Garcia home and the Blue Jays are up 6-4. Henke closes out the 9th for his 6th save.
The Final Score 6-4 Blue Jays