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Good pitching shuts down the Blue Jays bats again

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Blue Jays 0  Mariners 2

I'm so glad I didn't make the trip to Seattle. I thought about it, but there was too much going on here to make the drive and I'm glad I didn't.

Once again good pitching shut us down. It seemed to me that in May we could face a good pitcher and beat him, but lately it's been tougher. Tonight, Hisashi Iwakuma kept us off the scoreboard for 6.2 innings and we didn't have much better luck against the M's bullpen.

We managed 7 hits, all singles except for Jose Reyes' double. Reyes and Adam Lind had 2 hits each. Jose Bautista, Colby Rasmus and Munenori Kawasaki each had a hit. It was another night where we couldn't get a hit with RISP. Colby seemed particularly snakebit, he had some hard hit balls go for outs.

R.A. Dickey was pretty good. Went 6 innings, allowed 7 hits, 4 walks with 2 strikeouts. The only hit that really mattered was the Kendrys Morales 2-run homer in the first. Back in May, a 2-run homer against us in the first wouldn't win the game, but we aren't hitting.

Brett Cecil looked unhittable over the last couple of innings. Nice to see him back pitching like an All-Star.

No Jays of the Day today. Suckage goes to Juan Francisco (-.140 WPA, 0 for 4, 2 k), Cabrera (-.109, 0 for 4, 1 k) and Dioner Navarro (-.100, 0 for 4).

The good news is that the team is flying out east again. After tomorrow's off day, we play the White Sox in Chicago for a three game series. And Edwin Encarnacion should be back.

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