Quick recap tonight, as we drove to Great Falls Montana today, and I've put off going for supper until the game ends. One of my favorite things about going to the states is Mexican restaurants. They are so much better than at home. Anyway.....
J.A. Happ isn't doing much to make us think he should have a spot in next year's rotation. Tonight he went 4.1, giving up 6 hits, 4 earned, 2 walks and 6 strikeouts. Good number of strikeouts and yet, when he doesn't get the strikeout, he gets hit hard.
Our bullpen did it's usual good job:
- Neil Wagner took over for Happ, with 1 out and Mike Trout on second base, but got out of the inning and then gave up a single and a walk to start the 6th, but pitched out of that too.
- Jeremy Jeffress started the 7th, got Erick Aybar to ground out and struck out Mike Trout, before giving up a single to Mark Trumbo. Out he came.
- Brett Cecil got Josh Hamilton to ground out to end the 7th.
- Luis Perez looked pretty impressive in the 8th, allowing just a 2-out walk.
- Sergio Santos pitched a clean 9th. He has looked great since coming back from injury.
Our offense, once again, didn't do enough. We scored 2 in the first, Jose Reyes and Munenori Kawasaki each singled, and Adam Lind doubled them home. And in the third, Jose Reyes homered.
We did have 10 hits. 4 from Reyes, a homer, 2 doubles and a single. Moises Sierra had 3 including 2 doubles. He's looked great, with the bat, hitting .322 now, with 11 doubles, 1 triple, 1 home run among his 19 hits. Munenori singled twice. Josh Thole and Lind had a hit each. Brett Lawrie, Rajai Davis, Anthony Gose and Kevin Pillar all went 0 for.
We did try to come back in the 9th. With 2 outs, Reyes doubled and Munenori worked a walk. but Brett Lawrie struck out to end the game. At least it was exciting at the end.
Jays of the Day are Sierra, Reyes and Wagner.
Suckage to Happ (-.278), Lawrie (-.460, 0 for 5, 3 k), Davis (-.286, 0 for 4, 1 k), Gose (-.165, 0 for 4) and Thole (-.148).