Want the good new first? Lyle Overbay hit a double in his last at bat. He did swing the bat better today. Brings his average up to .085. Not too much else for good news. Shawn Camp pitching 2 scoreless innings counts, I guess. 7 of our 9 batters had a hit. One each for 7 hits on the game.
The bad? Our 'innings eater' Brian Tallet fought through 5 innings, giving up 5 hits, 2 homers, 1 walk, 4 earned. His ERA after 3 starts sits at 6.11 and he has given up 2 homers in each start. It is hard to eat innings when you are giving up 2 homers each start.
Jason Frasor didn't help, giving up a run in his inning of work, after a swinging bunt that wouldn't go foul and two strikeouts, Jason gave up a walk, single and walk before a fly out that Vernon made a nice catch on. Kevin Gregg also gave up a run, his first of the year in the 9th.
Also bad were Jose Molina who went 0 for 3 and Randy Ruiz, 0 for 4 with 2 strikeouts. I only saw his last at bat, but the guy has to learn not to chase pitches well off the outside. If he does, we have a player, if he doesn't, that's all he is going to see. Mike McCoy was picked off second base, after stealing it, wrecking what looked like a chance to get back into the game. Alex Gonalez was thrown out at the plate in the 8th, a run that would have helped. Mike Napoli did a great job of blocking the plate but if Alex had gone in feet first he would have scored easy.
No Jays of the Day today, Shawn Camp came closest at .076 WPA. Suckage Jays are Tallet (-.155) and Randy Ruiz (-.142).
I'm not sure if it is the lack of playing time or not but Ruiz looks like he is too anxious to hit one out every time up there.
Oh and new Jay Fred Lewis got his first at bat with the team. He struck out to end the game.