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That was Awful: Rays Beat Jays.


Rays 12 Blue Jays 2

The less said the better.

Morrow had a bad start. 6 innings, 8 hits, 6 earned, 3 walks, 2 k, 3 home runs. It started with a bouncing single up the middle and then a home run, and went down hill from there.

Luis Perez pitched 2 good innings of relief, then Carlos Villanueva ended any chance there might have been for a come back by loading the bases, walking in a run, giving up a single and a grand slam for a 6 run inning. I didn't like the decision to intentionally walk Ben Zobrist, made after a wild pitch put runners on 2nd and 3rd. Intentionally walking someone isn't my favorite move, but doing it after a 2-2 count, to load the bases, I like that less. I think taking the pitcher's focus off the strike zone is a bad thing.

You aren't going to win many games when you allow 4 home runs.

Offensively, we should have scored more than 2. David Price wasn't great, but we only got 2 runs off him. Yunel Escobar went 4 for 5 and Jeff Mathis hit a home run

Jays of the Day is Yunel ( .111 WPA) and Bautista (.101, 1 for 3, 2 walks). Honorable mention to Mathis.

Suckage: Morrow (-.281), Kelly Johnson (0 for 5, hit into a big DP, when we had a chance to make a come back), Adam Lind (0 for 4) and Villanueva (not much for WPA but I figure you give up 6 runs in an inning, you get the award).

The plate umpire, Paul Nauert was terrible. He figured anything high and outside had to be a strike. Not that it was his fault we lost but he didn't help things.

Tomorrow is another day, Henderson Alvarez and Jeremy Hellickson battle try for a series win for their respective teams.