WASHINGTON (AP) – Teoscar Hernández hit two of Toronto’s four solo players near Aníbal Sánchez, responsible for all Blue Jays’ goals in the 4-1 win over Washington Nationals on Monday night.
Rowdy Tellez and Danny Jansen also went to Blue Jays, who were without two major players. Closer Ken Giles entered the injured list on Monday, and Parador Bo Bichette was eliminated from the team about 15 minutes before the first shot with a tendon in the left tendon.
Manager Charlie Montoyo’s team has already had to deal with the inconvenience of not being allowed to host 2020 games in Toronto. Indeed, the Blue Jays’ first two home games this pandemic season will be played in Washington on Wednesday and Thursday, while they wait for Buffalo’s minor league park to be prepared for them.
Toronto improved to 2-2 and reduced the World Series champions to 1-3, going deep and on and on.
Washington continued to hit a total of 11 against Toronto rookie Trent Thornton and six players. But in addition to Kurt Suzuki’s double that marked Eric Thames of first base on fourth, Thornton’s last round, the Nationals failed to pass.
They hit four double shots. Three times, they stranded a man the third time. They left a total of 10 runners at the base.
Ryan Borucki (1-0) made four outs to win the victory, and Anthony Bass – replacing Giles – got his first defense of the year.
Climbing to the top of the order in Bichette’s place, Hernández directed Sánchez’s second shot of the night (0-1) to the center of the right for the third career leader in this career.
Hernández hit the ball in the same part of the park to open the fifth round, too, for the seventh multi-homer game of his career.
Tellez and Jansen met in the bedroom. Like Hernández, they didn’t have a home run this season until Monday.
National coach Dave Martinez was a little emotional when talking about the COVID-19 outbreak among the Miami Marlins. Martinez, 55, was hospitalized last September for a cardiac procedure. “I will be honest with you: I am afraid. I really am, ”said Martinez. “So I go home from (Nationals Park), I come back here every day. That’s all I do. I wash my hands – I went from 47 times a day to probably 99 times a day. Wear my mask everywhere I go. There is this concern. At the moment, you don’t know, because of my heart condition, what happens to me if I make it.
NATIONALS ADD HARRISON
Josh Harrison signed a one-year contract with Nacional and was on the list of 30 players for Monday’s game. He can play on the indoor or outdoor pitch.
Blue Jays: Giles has a straight right forearm. … DE Randal Grichuk is day to day with tension in his back. … Toronto activated IL’s RHP Wilmer Font, reminded Borucki of the taxi team, added OF Billy McKinney to the taxi team and put INF Travis Shaw on family medical leave.
Nationals: Juan Soto passed a coronavirus test; a second negative result is required before a player can return to the club. Soto entered COVID-19 IL on opening day.
Former National Tanner pitcher Roark returns as a visiting player for the first time, starting in Toronto on Tuesday. “I know the mountain like the back of my hand,” said the right-hand. “I will be ready to go.” He will face RHP Austin Voth. Roark played his first six major league seasons for National before being traded in December 2018; he was with Cincinnati and Oakland last season.
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