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Terrible start for R.A. Dickey, Jays lose to Astros

Chris Colabello at bats have been one of the few good things to watch for the Jays.
Chris Colabello at bats have been one of the few good things to watch for the Jays.
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Blue Jays 4 Astros 8

Just a terrible start for R.A. Dickey, 5 innings, 10 hits (many of the hard hit varity), no walks (very small victory, mostly the Astros saw pitches they could hit and did, didn't have to wait for a walk), 3 strikeouts, 2 home runs, and, of course 7 earned runs. He gave up 3 runs in the 2nd inning and, for the most part, was unlucky that inning. The rest of the runs against were very much deserved.

Gibby pulled him after 5 and 96 pitches, I'd have left him in for another inning.

On offense, well, we did score 4 runs, the second most runs we've scored in a Dickey start, and since all 4 were while he was still in the game, tied for the most runs we've score while he was in a game.

We had chances. We scored 3 in the 6th inning. In the 7th, we had 2 on with no one out, and Donaldson, Bautista and Encarnacion coming up, but we didn't score.

No Jays of the Day. Suckage goes to Dickey (surprise, -.358 WPA) and Edwin (-.135, on an 0 for 3 and a walk night).

I don't know what to think about Dickey, we say that knuckleball pitchers can throw forever, but then, how many were actually good at age 40? That's his second crappy start in a row. He better figure it out quick.

The first time we are most than 2 games above or below .500 and, unfortunately it is below.

I will mention that, after I ranted about not pinch hitting for Ryan Goins yesterday, Gibby put Goins in to pinch hit in the 9th. Ryan Goins pinch hitter, words you never thought you would here. He struck out.

Another amazingly civilized GameThread (considering we were losing badly early) and a pretty decent 717 comments. Pikachu gave us another great effort in a losing cause.

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