Jose Bautista hit 2 2-run homers,and that was about it for good news today. I guess Josh Donaldson getting on base for both of the homers counts as good news.
R.A. Dickey was either striking guys out or giving up hard hit balls or watching his pitches sail past Josh Thole. In a game we really could have used our starter going deep into a game, Dickey went 5 (and really could have been pulled earlier), allowing 8 hits, 2 walks, with 9 strikeouts. You would think 9 strikeouts would mean he pitched a good game, but he gave up 4 doubles and a triple. It was either swing and miss or hit a rocket.
There were also 2 passed balls and a wild pitch. And Dickey threw a pitch into center field on a pick off try at second.
Added in to the fun was a misplayed ball by Jose Bautista, A single hit on a line at him that bounced over him for a triple. No error awarded, but he should have played it better.
On offense, outside of the Bautista's homers, and Donaldson's single and double, there wasn't much. Edwin Encarnacion, Troy Tulowitzki and Darwin Barney each had a single.
From the pen, Arnold Leon pitched 2 innings, allowing 2 hits, a walk, a run with 2 strikeouts. Joe Biagini also pitched (in the battle of potential DFAs) 1 inning, 1 hit, 1 walk, 1 strikeouts. Roberto Osuna pitched the 9th, getting work in, since he hasn't pitched in a few days. Since Monday is an off day, it was a good time to get him in. He had a nice quick inning.
Jay of the Day: Bautista (.343).
Suckage: Dickey (-.568).
The funnest thing to happen today:
You lose more belts that way (yeah, take the pointer off the screen next time Tom).
We really could have used a win today.
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