Angels edge Blue Jays, 2-1
- Author: Regina Holmes Apr 30, 2017,
Apr 30, 2017, 1:34
Coghlan's irrational, exuberant and unprecedented flight over Yadier Molina stole the buzz of a buzzworthy game: the Toronto Blue Jays' much-needed 6-5 win over the St. Louis Cardinals in 11 innings Tuesday.
Even more impressive? Coghlan touched the base and was safe.
"That was just insane", Martinez said. "You're just trying to touch home and have as successful a landing as you possibly can".
It wasn't a particularly graceful jump, or even as Coghlan admitted a particularly well-thought out jump.
"That ball should have been caught", Martinez said.
"If a guy wants to challenge me first pitch, you better believe I'm coming for him", the California native said. In an instant, instead of sliding across home plate, Coghlan leapt up and over Molina, and landed shoulder first on home plate, gaining a run for his team in the most acrobatic way.
But almost every baseball sequence - well, maybe, save for an Omar Epps move in "Major League II" - would lead you to believe Coghlan would be out at the conclusion of this one.
Still, Toronto (6-14) wasn't home free by any means.
After Martin gave the Jays the lead in the top of the fourth, the Angels knotted it in the bottom half when Jose Bautista slipped in right field allowing Mike Trout to turn a double into a triple.
Stroman escaped the jam, took a few deep breaths and didn't allow a baserunner in the next five innings, retiring 17 consecutive Halos.
Blue Jays: Marco Estrada, who has the lowest ERA (2.63) in the Toronto rotation, will start Tuesday in St. Louis. It was Stroman's first hit as a pitcher and boy was it a beauty. "You look at that lineup", manager John Gibbons told media prior to the game. It's like, 'OK, run him over. The run scored on a Yunel Escobar fielder's choice capped off by a clefer Maybin slide.
Ryan Tepera made that run stand up, retiring Martinez on a fly ball that required a sliding grab from Pillar in left-center to strand Randal Grichuk at second to end the 3-hour, 46-minute contest.
Dan Jennings (2-0) retired all five batters he faced to win in relief of Dylan Covey, who threw 86 pitches over four innings in his third big league start.
Former Blue Jays pitcher Mark Buehrle was at the game.
And he did it against St. Louis Cardinals Gold Glove catcher Yadier Molina. Cavan Biggio also had two hits, adding a walk and a run. It was more like a leap of faith.
"It was a insane game, an awesome game to watch", Estrada said.
Whatever the case, Coghlan scored a run in Toronto's 6-5 win in 11 innings over the Cardinals on Tuesday that was simply awesome. After the ball hit the wall, Coghlan took off for third and got sent home.
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