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Blue Jays lose another 1-run game

Nice try Carerra
Nice try Carerra
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Angels 4 Blue Jays 3

I really need a little program built into the story editor for recaps that lets me put in the Jays score and it automatically adds one to it and puts that number next to the other team.

Anyway, we played just well enough to lose by a run again.

Drew Hutchison was pretty good, for 6 innings. Gave up a couple of runs, one of them a Mike Trout homer, but Trout has hit a lot of homers and will hit many many more.

He ran into a little trouble in the 7th. With the Jays up by 1. Carlos Perez hit a lead off single. Then Taylor Featherston (I keep putting an e at the end of his name) bunted, Edwin Encarnacion made a very nice play getting the runner at second, but then Featherson stole second, so we were back to even. A Hutchison wild pitch moved Featherston to third. But, with the infield in, Erick Aybar hit a ground ball to short, Goins threw home and they got Featherston out in a rundown. An intentional walk to Trout later, Steve Delabar comes in.

Delabar, in the great Jays tradition, coughed up the lead. A wild pitch and a double and the Jays are behind by a run.

But, with our offense getting 3 more at bats, we should have been able to, at least tie things again. But no, we went 8 straight outs before a Justin Smoak 2-out single in the bottom of the 9th.

We didn't do much at all on offense. A 3-run 4th was about it. Walks to Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion, set up a double play ball from Russell Martin. But, Chris Colabello doubled, Ezequiel Carrera singled and Danny Valencia doubled.

Other than that inning, we managed just 2 singles and a walk.

Under good news, Aaron Loup had an easy inning of relief work. And Liam Hendriks fought through a scoreless inning.

Jays of the Day: Hutchison (.123 WPA) and Carrera (.089).

Suckage: Delabar (-.350), Donaldson (-.143), Martin (-.228) and Goins (-.096).

We win blowouts and we lose 1-run games. You'd have to hope that we'll win some 1-run games sometime, but this is getting frustrating.

Tomorrow, just win, ok.