8 wins in a row! And 5th series win in a row! I could get used to this.
Everyone in the starting lineup had a hit except Anthony Gose (0 for 4, 2 k). Jose Bautista and Lind had 3 each. Brett Lawrie had 2. And they shared the RBI, only Adam Lind had more than 1 RBI, with 2.
Mark Buehrle had a pretty ok start. He could have used more help from his defense, he gave up 8 hits, 4 runs, 3 earned, 1 walk and 3 strikeouts, but a few of the 'hits' should have been outs. He gets his 9th win. Last year his 9th win came on August 15th.
Our bullpen wasn't sharp. Steve Delabar gave up 2 hits, a walk and 2 earned. Brett Cecil came in to get the last out of the 8th and gave up a single and a deep fly ball that Anthony Gose made a nice catch on. Casey Janssen had a drama free 9th for his 8th save.
We were a little sloppy on defense. Jose Reyes made a bad throw to first and didn't get to a ground ball to short that wasn't really that hard a play. Adam Lind over ran a pop up. A couple of balls were bobbled in the outfield that to cost us a base.
Gibbons won a challenge again, the quickest decision on a challenge that I've seen.
We hit the 1/3 marker at 31 and 22, 2.5 games up on the Yankees (who are losing 5-0 to the Cardinals as I type this) and 3 up on the Orioles (who are losing 5-3 to the Brewers at the moment).
Jays of the Day are Lind (.175, 3 for 4 with a home run), Lawrie (.161, 2 for 4, and turned a nice DP at second base) and Jose Bautista (.103, 3 for 4 and a walk).
Gose had the suckage number (-.104). He did cover a lot of ground in CF, but twice he had balls go either just off his glove or just past his glove, after a long run.
We had another lively pair of GameThreads. 1779 comments. Pikachu led us to victory again. A gritty performance.