(GAME DATE — May 19, 2020) — Toronto left fielder Joseph Walker played a vital role in his team’s 7-2 triumph over California. He was 2-3 with a home run and 2 walks, while adding 4 RBI and scoring once for Toronto. Alex Medina, the winner, improved to 4-4. He held the Tidals to no earned runs on 1 hit over 6.2 innings, while striking out 6 and walking 2. Toronto has now won 3 in a row.
Jan Conch, who is tied for 10th in the LL in doubles with 12, aided the Toronto cause with a run-scoring walk in the bottom of the second. For the game, the designated hitter went 1-3 with 2 walks, while scoring 2 runs.
“It’s nice to come out on top today,” said Walker, who had the #2 performance in the league on the day. Walker, who usually slots in as a leadoff batter, is now slashing.282/.366/.415 on the year with 8 stolen bases and 21 runs scored. He has walked 17 times compared to just 9 strikeouts in 35 games.