The Blue Jays manhandled the Athletics on Saturday 10-1 to take the first two games of the weekend set.
In a very uncompetitive game, a lot seemed to happen. Including a hometown show, an unfortunate injury, and possibly the best catch we’ve seen made in a Blue Jays uniform.
Rowdy Tellez had his best game of the season on Saturday going 3 for 5 with a home run and three RBI’s. It was great to see as he reportedly had 300 friends and family in attendance for his first major league game in Oakland. Tellez is a Sacramento native, an hour away from Rickey Henderson Field.
While Tellez had a day to remember, Matt Shoemaker had a day to forget. Shoemaker was coasting through the first few innings when he joined a rundown with two outs in the bottom of the third. When applying the tag his left knee seemed to buckle and he felt it instantly. After hopping on his right foot a couple of times he went to the ground and was removed from the game. Shoemaker has been diagnosed with a sprained knee and will undergo an MRI on Sunday.
Shoemaker has had a wonderful start to the season, entering Saturday’s game with a 1.75 ERA in 25.2 IP.
Then in the bottom of the eighth Freddy Galvis made the play of the season. Running out into left field Galvis made a barehanded catch over his shoulder. Galvis, easily the Blue Jays MVP of the season so far continues to be a treat to watch. Making the one-year four million dollar contract he signed in the offseason look like a great investment.
The Blue Jays will look to sweep the series on Sunday at 4:07 EST.