Blue Jays fall 4-1 to White Sox
Lucas Giolito threw five solid innings for the White Sox, while Leury Garcia also homered in their 4-1 win over the Toronto Blue Jays. The game was stopped after four and a half innings due to the rain.
Meanwhile, Giolito struck out the side at the top of the fifth inning, before play was halted. The game was called off after a wait of nearly three hours.
Also, Yonder Alonso recorded two singles and two RBIs for Boston. They have now won five of their last seven.
Ryan Feierabend allowed four runs and seven hits over four innings for the Jays on his first start in the MLB since 2008. Meanwhile, he struck out two and walked one. Toronto have now lost ten of their previous 13.
Garcia homered to the left of the field on Feierabend’s second pitch for his second home run of this campaign and second career lead-off drive.
Furthermore, Freddy Galvis doubled down on the right-field line during the second inning. And a ball boy fell over while moving out of the way of the ball. This was followed by Brandon Drury tieing the scores at 1-1.
Yonder Alonso and Charlie Tilson singled to drive in two runs to ensure a 3-1 lead in the bottom half for the White Sox. Before, Alonso added another RBI single during the third innings.
The Blue Jays selected Feierabend’s contract before the game from Triple-A Buffalo, where he went 2-0 with a 2.70 ERA over three starts. He has pitched in South Korea since he last appeared in MLB during his 2014 season with the Texas Rangers.
To return to the majors after this long takes impressive perseverance.
“I get a lot of that from my mom and dad,” Feierabend said. “Growing up, my mom was really sick. Seeing her push through everything she went through challenged me to push myself in what I’m doing. I’ve been through Tommy John, had my shoulder scoped out. Just keep persevering and keep trucking, wait for the next opportunity to pitch at the big-league level.”
Regardless of what happens next week, Feierabend has every intention of establishing himself as a contributor for this Blue Jays set-up.
“It’s all about the ultimate goal of being here and being a regular in the big leagues,” he said. “I haven’t had that great of success in the big leagues, and that’s why I sort of reinvented myself as a knuckleballer.”
Giolito gave up a run and three hits and was credited with his first career complete game. He struck out four and walked two. Giolito had allowed one earned run in his previous 16 2/3 innings.
After Friday’s offensive outburst, Montoyo was hoping the weather would clear enough to give his hitters a chance to come back, but officials determined the field was unplayable, so the game was called after a three-hour delay.
“I thought we still had a chance, but mother nature said there’s no way we could play,” Montoyo said. The Blue Jays will conclude their series with the White Sox on Sunday.