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3 Homers Not Enough, Jays Lose to Angels.

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Angels 7 Blue Jays 5

Vernon Wells, Adam Lind and Randy Ruiz each homered, though the last two were after we were way behind. We had a hard time against Jered Weaver who struck out 8 in his 7 innings.

Shawn Marcum wasn't quite as good, though he did get through 7 innings, giving up 7 hits, 1 walk and 4 earned, striking out 6. Jeremy Accardo came in with us down 4-1 and quickly made it 7-1. The 3 runs he gave up made the 4 runs we got in the bottom of the inning too little too late.

Offensively Wells, Lind and Ruiz produced almost all the offense. Wells was 3 for 4 with the homer. Lind 2 for 4 with a homer. Ruiz 1 for 4 with his first home run of the season. Alex Gonzalez and John McDonald had a hit each. Jose Bautista, Lyle Overbay and John Buck were each 0 for 4 with 2 Ks. Travis Snider was 0 for 3 with a walk. 

Jay of the Day was Vernon Wells (.200 WPA). Suckage Jays are Marcum (-.146), Overbay (-.130) and Buck (-.116). I'm going to add Accardo to the Suckage crew. At the time the 3 runs he gave up didn't seem important but after we scored 4 in the bottom of the inning those runs were important.

I don't know what to say about Lyle. He's in one of those slumps like Rod Barajas used to fall into, made worse because it's right off the start of the season and because he is batting 5th right behind a Vernon Wells who is looking like someone that might almost earn his huge contract this year.

Cito on Overbay:

We need Lyle to get going. I don't think sitting him is going to help him.

I don't know Cito, I don't think playing him is helping right now. He's down to a .070 batting average. You can tell us all you want how good a glove he has at first but no first baseman's defense is good enough to carry that batting average.