The real news of the night was that Jose Bautista turned his ankle sliding into 3rd base in the 4th inning. They are saying it is a sprain and that he will be day-to-day. He might have a MRI in the morning.
That first inning might be my favorite of the season so far, though, I guess the 3 homers vs. Cliff Lee was a good inning too. It started with a one out double for Eric Thames, 2 walks, 5 hits, an error and a balk later and we were up 8-0. We knocked Bartolo Colon out of the game before the end of the inning.
We got 1 more run in the 2nd, 2 in the 6th, 2 more in the 7th and 3 in the 8th. A great night for our offense.
Not that Jo-Jo Reyes was all that much better. Jo went 5.1, allowed 10 hits, 1 walk, 2 strikeouts and 7 earned runs. 4 of those runs came on the 2 homers he gave up to Andruw Jones. He almost let the Yankees back into the game. Buck and Pat must have told us 50 times that the Yankees could always come back, makes it that much sweeter that they didn't. I'm not a huge fan of Jo-Jo, but I'd rather have him than Colon, the rest of the way. Colon looked old. To be fair to Jo-Jo, I think Farrell would have pulled him quicker if they didn't have such a big lead.
Our bullpen was great, 3.2 scoreless innings from Luis Perez, Shawn Camp and Frank Francisco. Frank better get used to games like this because these are the ones he'll be pitching in for the next while. He did look good tonight.
We had 20 hits on the night. 3 each for Thames, Adam Lind, Edwin Encarnacion and Travis Snider. 2 each for Yunel Escobar and Aaron Hill. All the other starters and John McDonald, who came into the game for Jose, had 1.
Jays of the Day? It really should be everyone. But, by the numbers, it is Hill (.156), Perez (.103), Edwin (.089). Reyes got the Suckage number, -.122.
It was easy to compare the defense from the two shortstops tonight. Anything not hit directly at Derek Jeter was a hit, and 1 that was directly at him became an error. Escobar made a couple of great plays.
Tomorrow night we try to knock Freddy Garcia (6-4, 3.20) out of the game early. Brandon Morrow (5-4, 4.60) gets the start for the Jays.