The Toronto Blue Jays can’t seem to do much of anything right this season as they get shutout 5-0 by the Kansas City Royals. While the Blue Jays had a bad day at the ballpark- don’t they always- James Shields had another solid day.
Shields went seven scoreless innings striking out 9 batters and gave up just three hits on the night. Shields got off to a hot start retiring the first 11 batters he faced and seemed to be in control almost all night.
The opposition summed up Shields game in just three words;
“Shields is good.” ~ Blue Jays manager John Gibbons
Shields was able to salvage the final game of the series for the Royals and snapped the Blue Jays three game win streak. The win was Shields 10th (10-8) on the season and marks the seventh consecutive season where he has reached double digits in the win column.
We had James Shields on the mound, which couldn’t have been a better answer to what happened yesterday. It just seems like he’s getting stronger and stronger as the year goes on … it’s what he does everyday. He gets ahead with his fastball and then uses an outstanding change-up to put hitters away.” ~ Kansas City manager Ned Yost