Everything was bad about that game:
Dustin McGowan had three really good starts in a row but this one was terrible. 9 hits, 2 walks, 4 earned with just 3 strikeouts in 4.0. It seemed like everything he threw was hit. It was just a bad night for him.
Esmil Rogers came in and was better, 2.0, 1 hit, 1 walk, 2 k, no runs.
Marcus Stroman really seemed unlucky to me. A pop fly to left that Melky couldn't get to, a soft grounder that just missed Lawrie at second, an easy ground ball to Adam Lind and he throws it away. Some bad ball/strike calls, which seemed to be the order of the day. he had 5 hits, 4 earned, 1 walk in 1.1. I felt sorry for the guy.
Neil Wagner got hit hard and often in his time out there.
Utility man Steve Tolleson finished off the game giving up a hit and getting the last out. Maybe the best Jays pitching performance of the night.
We managed just 4 hits off Corey Kluber in 7 innings. 8 hits in total tonight, 4 of them doubles. That we scored 4 runs is kind of a victory. Kevin Pillar had another 0 for night, as did Edwin Encarnacion. Adam Lind had 2 hits. The others had a hit each
As well as the Adam Lind bad throw, on a ball that could have been a double play, Juan Francisco dropped a ball on a good throw to him. We were shifted around so he took the throw to second base on what should have been a double play. There were also multiple hits just out of reach of fielders.
Man he had a bad night.
Jays of the Day: I'm giving a JoD for those of us that watched this mess.
Suckage: McGowan (-.177 WPA), Stroman (-.136) and Edwin (-100). Edwin has looked terrible the last two days.
Not only was it an awful game, it was a long awful game. But it was just one loss. Let's get them tomorrow.
Amazingly to me we had almost 1000 comments in the game thread. We are committed or at least we should be. publius varrus led the way, great job in a losing effort.