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.