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Someone tell the offense the season has started, Jays lose to Red Sox

Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

Blue Jays 2 Red Sox 4

I can't wait for the offense to show up this season.

Of course, in today's game, the offense wasn't exactly helped out by home plate umpire, Angel Hernandez's rather strange disregard for the usual boundaries of the strike zone. Angel had a terrible night behind the plate.

But still, the offense should have been better. Apart from Josh Donaldson's triple, followed by Jose Bautista's almost triple in the first, giving us our first run and a short lived lead. And a Bautista single followed by an Edwin Encarnacion double in the 4th, our offense really didn't do anything.

I wasn't thrilled with Jose's decision to try for third, but with one out, it was maybe worth the effort. He was within an inch or two of being safe.

We had 7 hits, no walks with 12 strikeouts. Donaldson and Bautista had 2 hits each. Edwin, Russell Martin and Ezequiel Carrera had a hit each. The 0 fors:

  • Kevin Pillar: 0 for 4 with 2 strikeouts. It really is time to remove him from the top of the order.
  • Troy Tulowitzki: 0 for 4, 1 strikeout. I guess we can put to bed the idea that batting leadoff was his problem last year.
  • Chris Colabello: 0 for 3, 1 strikeout. He's hitting .045. I don't think I've seen him square up a ball yet this season. The BABIP Gods might still be on his side, but he has to give them something to work with, make some form of decent contact and they can do their job.
  • Darwin Barney: 0 for 3, 2 strikeouts.
Marco Estrada was doing great, until he took a ground ball of the back of the leg, in the 3rd inning. He ended up giving up 4 runs that inning, and looked like his leg was bothering him. Those would be the only runs he'd give up in his 6 innings, but it was enough to hand him the loss. I thought that Gibby should have erred on the side of caution and pulled him, when it was looking like he was in pain, but he did pitch 3 scoreless inning after the bad inning.

Gavin Floyd and Brett Cecil each pitched a scoreless inning of relief.

No Jays of the day today. Donaldson had the high mark at .081 WPA.

Suckage goes to Pillar (-.193) and Tulowitzki (-.105). Estrada had the number too, -.163, but I'm going to give him a pass because of the ball off the leg.

It would be nice to see someone step up and help out Josh, Jose and Edwin. They can't shoulder the load all by themselves every night.