Tough beginnings for Mitch White

Rough start for Mitch White


The first start with the Toronto Blue Jays of pitcher Mitch White didn't go as planned, with the Twins taking advantage of several injuries on the visiting side to win 7-3 on Saturday night. in Minnesota. 

The 27-year-old joined Canada's only major league roster last week along with Alex De Jesus. In return, the Jays traded gunners Moises Brito and Nick Frasso to the Los Angeles Dodgers. 

Recalled from the AAA ranks earlier in the day, White went four and two-thirds innings on the mound before being removed from the game. He allowed three runs on six hits and one walk. Byron Buxton and Jorge Polanco hit ground balls on the third down.

Tim Mayza came on in the fifth inning to help White. The reliever had already given up two runs when his game ended unexpectedly. The southpaw dislocated his right shoulder while sliding to remove a Twins runner from home plate.

Bo Bichette drove in all of Toronto's runs, starting with the first two on his 15th long ball of the year, in the fourth inning. In the eighth, his single pushed Vladimir Guerrero Jr. to the plate.

Prior to the game, the Jays announced that outfielder George Springer had been placed on the 10-day disabled list with an inflamed right elbow. It was the Quebecer Otto Lopez who was thus recalled and who spent the game on the team's bench, not being used by interim manager John Schneider.

The 23-year-old player took part in a meeting with Toronto last season, making one appearance at bat. In 2022, he was also recalled from the minor leagues in June.

The unrecognizable Yankees

In St. Louis, the New York Yankees suffered a fourth straight loss when they were shut out by the Cardinals 1-0.

The offense of the Bronx Bombers was truly down, only getting two hits. It was each time at the expense of starter Jordan Montgomery (4-3), who recorded the win for his five inning outing.

In the final four innings, relievers Jordan Hicks, Genesis Cabrera and Giovanny Gallegos together only allowed two walks. The third collected the 11th save of his campaign.

The Cardinals' offense was not much more threatening than that of the Yankees, with only five strikes to safety. Domingo German (1-2) allowed the lone run of the game in the first assault, on a single by Nolan Arenado.

In addition to its two losses against St. Louis, New York had also lost two times by the Mariners twice, earlier this week.