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Grand Slam for J.P. Arencibia: Blue Jays Beat Orioles

Blue Jays 8 Orioles 4

That was a nice game to watch, especially when our Rookie of the Year candidate hits a grand slam off the Orioles' RoY candidate. Or you could say that our great young catcher hits a grand slam, their great young catcher singled. 

Our bats had a good night, 10 hits on the evening. Rajai Davis had 3, he is looking great at the plate lately. Yunel Escobar and Juan Rivera had 2 each. Jose Bautista had a single and 2 walks, kind of an off night for him. Everyone else had 1 hit except, Patterson, Encaracion and Nix. 

After a poor start last time out, Carlos Villanueva looked much better tonight. It took the O's till the 5th inning to get a hit off him. They got a couple of runs off him that inning, mostly because a ground ball hit the bag at 3rd, turning an easy out into a single and a poor throw from Patterson in LF. Throwing to the plate, outfielders are told to keep the ball low so that it could get cut off, keeping the batter/runner from being able to go to second on the throw. Patterson threw a rainbow in. In total Carlos went 5.1, giving up 6 hits, 2 earned, 1 walk. He didn't get any strikeouts, but there wasn't much that was hit hard against him. 

Luis Perez pitched 1.2 scoreless innings. He has looked great. Jason Frasor gave up a single and a home run in his inning of work. He hasn't given up 2 runs in an appearance in a long time, so we've forgive it this time. Marc Rzepczynski pitched a nice 9th, with a pretty DP turned behind him.

Jays of the Day are JP (.236 WPA) and Villanueva (.165). EE got the Suckage number at -.108.

Saturday we have an evening game, 7:00 Eastern start. Ricky Romero (5-4, 2.88) takes on the O's and Jake Arrieta (6-3, 4.97). Jake is coming off a bad start in Seattle, going only 2.1 and allowing 4 runs. Actually he hasn't looked good in his last 3 starts.