Let's blame it on the Jerseys. Can't win in grey.
The game started well enough. We scored 4 runs in the second inning, batting around, from 4 hits, a walk and a hit batter. The rest of the game wasn't as much fun.
Esmil Rogers gave up a 3-run home to Robinson Cano, in the 3rd inning, to make it a 1-run game. Then Neil Wagner gave up another 3-run homer in the 6th to Chris Stewart, his 4th home run on the season. It didn't help that Wager walked Jayson Nix to set up the home run. That was pretty much the game. Thad Weber game up a couple of runs in his 2 innings of work, 1 unearned, because of Thad's own throwing error.
Rogers went 5 innings, allowed 7 hits, 4 earned, 2 walks, 4 k and the 1 home run to Cano. Gotta wonder if he is going to get the start the next time through the rotation.
On offense, other than that one inning, we didn't do much. 9 hit total. 2 each from Jose Reyes, Adam Lind and Maicer Izturis.
Josh Thole and Kevin Pillar had the 0 fors. Pillar did get his first MLB RBI. Pillar is now 0 for 17 to start his career.
Jose Bautista left the game, in the bottom of the 4th, with 'left hip soreness'. I'm guessing he is out for tonight's game too, which doesn't leave us much for extra outfielders. Forget about guessing, Jose is out of tonight's game. With Davis, Pillar and Gose playing, we can't expect all the much for offense from the outfield, but you never know.
No Jays of the Day. Reyes gets the high mark at .086.
Suckage goes to Wagner (-.415), and Thole (-.165).
The season continues to be less than fun. Off I go to find alcohol in Montreal.
Gibby told reporters that Brett Cecil will be used 'mostly' against lefties to lessen his load. That explains why he was pulled so quick this afternoon. I was surprised he was out after just the one batter.