TORONTO, CANADA - APRIL 27: Brett Lawrie #13 of the Toronto Blue Jays had a grounder pop up on him against the Seattle Mariners during MLB action at the Rogers Centre April 27, 2012 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Abelimages/Getty Images)
This is a team in a serious funk. You can see it in the body language of the entire team.
Tonight in an error filled contest the Jays out errored the Mariners and did their best Canadian impression of "That's ok you can take it". The Jays had 3 errors on the night 2 of them came in the ninth inning. Lawrie had a bad day in the field with two of those errors while Arencibia had the other. Both of the errors in the ninth proved to be costly as the Mariners were able to tie things up. Quite simply the Jays threw this one away. Arencibia's throwing error was particularly stupid, it was on one of those snap throws down to first that he likes to make. The throw wasn't even close, it sailed into RF into the corner, it was so high that Lind couldn't even jump to make it close. Ridiculous
Bottom line is that the Jays were one out away from winning the game when Lawrie bounced a throw that Lind couldn't control. Arencibia then throws over Lind's head to let him advance to 3rd, an intentional walk and a hit later and the game is tied.
Lawrie and Arencbia looked completely defeated on the bench and in the field in the tenth. I wonder how Lawrie will react tomorrow and if he will be able to leave this one behind him.
If you want to look on the bright side of things. The Jays were able to score more runs in this game then they were for the entire Baltimore series. Edwin Encarnacion and Colby Rasmus continued their good play and Eric Thames had another good night at the plate.
On the pitching side of the ledger Ricky Romero had a no-hitter going until the sixth inning when things got a little tougher. Overall his numbers weren't great but he did well enough. His final line on the night was 6.2IP with 4H 3BB 3R (2ER) with 5Ks. Jason Frasor, Casey Janssen and Darren Oliver combined to throw 1.1IP of scoreless hitless ball to bridge the gap to the ninth. That is when Francisco Cordero took the mound and the rest of the game went down the tubes after a quick out Cordero gave up a homer to Michael Saunders to bring the lead to 1. Another quick out and the Jays were within the one out of ending their losing streak. Then, the errors came.
Jays of the Day: Thames and Rasmus have the numbers
Suckage: Perez, Cordero, Lind and Bautista have the numbers for it. But Im giving one to Lawrie and Arencibia as well for their errors.
Tomorrow Morrow takes the hill looking to right the ship up against veteran Kevin Millwood.