I usually enjoy listening to a baseball game on a long drive. Today, not so much. XM radio gave me the Tiger's radio feed. They kept saying that Brandon Morrow didn't look right, or comfortable or something. And the results seem to suggest they were right.
Things were ok (at least as far as the score was concerned), until 2 out in the fourth inning, then it went down hill in a hurry. Singles by Austin Jackson and Torii Hunter, set up a three run homer from Miguel Cabrera. That turned a 2-1 game into a 5-1 game, ended Morrow's day and any real chance of the Jays winning. Morrow's line, 3.2 innings, 9 hits, 5 earned, 2 walks and no strikeouts. Something wasn't right.
The bullpen did alright, until Darren Oliver got into the game. He gave up 2 more runs, 1 earned, 1 helped along by a Maicer Izturis error. Brett Cecil was especially good, going 1.1 allowing just a walk.
On offense, well we didn't have much offense except for Jose Reyes and Melky Cabrera, who went 5 for 8, all singles, between them, from the first two spots in the order. The rest of the lineup was 3 for 27. Beyond that, Emilio Bonifacio had a triple, Colby Rasmus hit a homer and Adam Lind had a double. J.P. Arencibia had a home run stolen from him by a leaping Don Kelly in left field. It seems like that's been our season, so far.
Jays of the Day: No one. Melky had the high mark at .081 WPA.
The GameThread was pretty good, for an afternoon loss. 60 commenters put up 935 comments.
Good job Bowling Guy.