The good news is that we have started hitting home runs again. We had homers from Melky Cabrera, Jose Bautista (for the 5th game in a row) and Edwin Encarnacion (very happy to see him hit one). It is nice to see some power again, after a month of almost no power.
The go ahead run wasn't a home run. In the 7th inning, after Edwin homered to tie the game, Dioner Navarro took a base on balls. Gibby, bless him, put Tolleson in to pinch run for him. I kind of questioned the move at the time. After strikeouts to Colby Rasmus and Danny Valencia, Tolleson stole second (great time for a steal) scored on a soft single by Munenori Kawasaki. Tolleson made a great slide and was just barely safe.
J.A. Happ wasn't great, he was hit hard and often, but he didn't walk anyone and only allowed 3 runs in 7 innings. He gave up 9 hits (6 of them extra bases), but no walks and had 6 strikeouts. I thought there was some luck involved, he had a few hard hit flies caught, but lets give him credit for a pretty good start.
Brett Cecil threw a scoreless inning of relief, giving up a hit and a walk but getting 2 strikeouts.
Casey Janssen picked up just his 2nd save of the month. He gave up a bloop double, to Jacoby Ellsbury, that fell between Bautista. Encarnacion and Tolleson along the right field line.
Jays of the Day are Cecil (.124 WPA), Janssen (.169), Edwin (.173) and I'm giving one to Munenori Kawasaki for the game winning hit, even though his WPA was only .089.
Suckage goes to Colby Rasmus (-.109, on an 0 for 3, 3 strikeouts). He looked just awful at the plate.
It was (you might not have heard) Derek Jeter's last game in Toronto. He went 1 for 5 (-.159 WPA) and made the last out of the game, a soft pop to second. He was good and all but I've heard enough about him, over the last 3 days, to do me for the rest of my life.
We had a nice gamethread for a Sunday afternoon, 578 comments. Alan F led us to victory again. Good job sir.
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