On Monday evening Goins took centre stage outshining the return of Edwin Encarnacion with a towering two-run blast in the 3rd inning off Indians starter Trevor Bauer. Before the game, Encarnacion said he was excited to return, but he also admitted it was a bit odd to be back in a different uniform. After Encarnacion stepped out of the box to regather himself, fans began chanting, "Eddie, Eddie, Eddie!" First pitch was at 7:08 with a temperature of 68 degrees.
The game Monday was the first meeting between the teams since they played in the American League Championship Series in October.
"I have a lot of really good memories", Encarnacion said via a translator. "The experience I had there was unforgettable". "I always want to start with 10 or 15 home runs at the beginning of this season".
Encarnacion's contract also includes an option for the 2020 season.
In the top of the fifth, Perez bounced back to Stroman, who started the Blue Jays' third double play of the game to end the inning.
If you're looking to watch Cleveland Indians vs Toronto Blue Jays live online then we might have something in your interest. So far this season, Encarnacion has just five home runs and 11 RBI and is carrying a.217 average.
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Torino took a shock lead when Ljajic floated a ideal free kick over the wall and in off the underside of the crossbar, leaving Norberto Neto stranded.
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The futures of Encarnacion and Bautista were talking points as soon as the Blue Jays were eliminated last fall.
Ramirez crushed the pitch, which appeared it would score two runs, but Pillar had other plans. Jason Kipnis is hitting.333 (3-for-9) with one homer and two RBIs against him. "They outplayed us today, so they deserved to win". Stroman left his previous start after three innings with right shoulder tightness. Roughly $70 million in payroll is on the DL when you factor in Donaldson ($17 million), Martin ($20 million), Tulowitzki ($20 million) and J.A. Happ ($13 million). Many fans have been upset with Travis' offensive/defensive output this season, and want Goins to start playing everyday. We have the early favorite for best catch of the Major League Baseball season.
Overall, it had to be a hard return for Encarnacion, who rather forthrightly admitted prior to the game that for the longest time he had hoped to return to the home dugout at the Rogers Centre. But given that the Blue Jays' front office wanted to balance contending in the present with cost control for the future, their struggles are a reminder that perhaps not having Encarnacion back was the right choice.