Nothing to see here, just move on to Friday's game.
Sometimes we are going to lose games to teams we ought to beat. Tonight was one of those nights.
Mark Buehrle wasn't good. He's allowed the odd bad one. It's the first time he's given up more than 3 earned runs wince May 29. He went just 4 innings, his shortest start of the season. He allowed 7 hits, 4 earned, 0 walks with 2 strikeouts. He was getting hit hard and often. He came out of the game in the top of the 5th for a pinch hitter.
Bo Schultz came in and was worse than Buehrle. He gave up 2 home runs, 2 walks and 3 earned in the 5th inning. One of those homers was one of those short porch Philly specials. He had a much better and quicker 6th inning, but by then we were down 7 to 2.
Liam Hendriks and Mark Lowe pitched a scoreless inning each. Liam pitched around a hit and walk.
Offensively we scored 2 runs in the 5th inning and 8th inning:
- In the 5th Edwin Encarnacion led off with a solo homer and Cliff (well I think Cliff, could be Chad or Clive) Pennington had an RBI double. We had singles from Russell Martin in between, but Kevin Pillar hit into a double play in there too.
- In the 8th Ben Revere and Pennington started the inning with walks. Justin Smoak reached on an error, scoring Revere and Pennington scored on a Troy Tulowitzki ground out.
Russell Martin admits he's been playing with soreness in left leg. Says he's fine catching, issue is running. Has played with similar before— Shi Davidi (@ShiDavidi) August 20, 2015
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