Four wins in a row! They are playing like the team we hoped to see this season.
We got another good start. Drew Hutchison threw 6.1 innings, allowed 6 hits, 1 walk, 1 earned with 5 strikeouts. Thought, since we are used to complete games now, it really doesn't seem that impressive.
The bullpen got some work. Aaron Loup, Steve Delabar, Roberto Osuna and Brett Cecil all pitched. Delabar was the only one to have troubles, He gave up a home run in the 8th, but he was the only reliever to give up a hit. Cecil got 2 strikeouts, in his perfect 9th, but it wasn't close enough for a save.
On offense, we did more than enough. We scored 1 in the first, 3 in the second, 1 more in the fifth and 2 in the 8th. And we managed all those runs without a home run.
We had 10 hits and 5 walks. 4 doubles. Kevin Pillar and Jose Reyes had 2 hits each. Reyes also stole 3 bases. He's been on a tear lately, maybe Howarth should complain about someone else, get more bats going. Jose Bautista and Josh Donaldson each stole a base as well. Donaldson stole after being hit by pitch. I love when guys steal after being hit.
Everyone in the starting lineup had a hit, except Donaldson and Ryan Goins.
In the base news department, Edwin Encarnacion came out of the game with what looked like shoulder injury. I hope he's ok, we are just getting closer to having everyone back in the lineup. Hate to lose someone again. Especially since we are on a roll.
Looks like he'll be out a few days:
Jays of the Day: Hutchison (.201 WPA) is the only one to make it to the cut off line. Let's give honorable mentions to Reyes, Edwin, Dioner and Pillar.
No one gets the Suckage number, Goins has the low mark at -.040.
Tomorrow R.A. Dickey tries to extend our win streak to 5.
In other Blue Jays news, the team has moved Dalton Pompey from Buffalo to New Hampshire. I'm feeling bad for the guy.
You guys had a great GameThread without me. 943 comments. Momus led us to victory. Great job.
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