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So much for the 162-0 Season - Game 1: Indians 4, Jays 1

It was great to see the Jays play some real baseball tonight. However, the result wasn't what anyone expected for the revamped Blue Jays as they had Justin Masterson on the ropes in the early innings and let him go thanks to some unclutch hitting. I'm looking at you Adam Lind.

First Dickey Face of the Season
First Dickey Face of the Season
Tom Szczerbowski

Cleveland Indians 4, Toronto Blue Jays 1

The first inning of RA Dickey's Blue Jay career wasn't all that great as RA threw 20+ pitches with a walk and a K plus a passed ball from JP Arencibia (JPA) which proved to be an omen of things to come.

Justin Masterson was even worse in the bottom of the 1st as he walked Jose Reyes, but the Melkman hit a hard liner that was caught by Asdrubal Cabrera for a double play. That hurt because Jose Bautista hit a single down the line and Edwin Encarnacion (EE) was hit by a pitch. Up stepped the new and improved Adam Lind and he did what the old Adam Lind did, struck out.

The 2nd inning was the killer for RA Dickey as he gave up a leadoff single to Michael Brantley. Two passed balls by JPA and a walk to Mark Reynolds put two runners on with one out. A ground out by Lonnie Chisenhall and single by Drew Stubbs plated two runs.

Our Jays left two men on in scoring position in the 2nd.

RA managed to regain his stuff and showed what he can do in the 3rd with a three up and three down inning. The best chance came in the bottom of the 3rd when Melky singled and Masterson walked Jedi and EE to load the bases with nobody out. Unfortunately, old Adam Lind grounded into a double play which plated the Jays only run. JPA killed the rally with a strikeout.

After that both starters found their rhythm, but Justin more than RA. In the 5th, RA gave up a leadoff single to Michael Bourn and a two run home run to Asdrubal Cabrera that barely cleared the wall.

Both bullpens shut down the offense the rest of the game. Sergio Santos looked very good with 2/3 of an inning, 2Ks and a first pitch double. The Indians closer Chris Perez got the save despite giving up a two out double to JPA, unlike last year's season opener, when Perez blew the save in spectacular fashion.

Based on Fangraphs' WPA, there are no Jays of the Day. RA Dickey (-.156) and Adam Lind (-.183) earned the first suckage Jays of the Day.

Don't panic.