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Another game, another loss for the Jays

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Rays 6 Blue Jays 3

Ok let's list the good things about that game:

  • We had our best game from a starter for the series. Damn near by default, but, though Dickey wasn't good, he was better than Stroman or Happ.
  • The game wasn't over by the bottom of the second inning.
  • We had 3 home runs. In fact 75% of our hits were home runs.
  • The bullpen was pretty good.
  • We were winning for a full inning. We scored in the bottom of the 2nd and stayed in front until the top of the 4th.
  • I like the Cookie Monster commercial.
  • No one got hurt, well, other than the plate umpire, who took a hard one off the mask and looked a little wobbly from then on.
  • It was the last game of the series.
I think that's about it for good news. Jimmy Paredes, Michael Saunders and Edwin Encarnacion homered. Justin Smoak doubled. That was it for hits.

R.A. Dickey went 6 innings, allowed 8 hits, 5 runs (4 earned) 1 walk with 6 strikeouts. He also gave up 3 home runs. Joe Biagini pitched a clean inning. Gavin Floyd pitched the last 2 innings. He allowed a double, in the 9th, to Tim Beckham, then he scored from second on a wild pitch that Josh Thole couldn't find.

No Jays of the Day today. Suckage goes to Dickey (-.303 WPA) and Kevin Pillar (-.153, on an 0 for 4 with a strikeout).

I'll admit I was pissed off when the Jays didn't pinch hit for Ryan Goins with 2 outs in the 9th. I guess it didn't matter, but I would have liked to go down with someone that wasn't our worst batter.

That's 5 losses in a row. It's depressing. We were around ,500. We were still fairly close to the top of the division. We really have to stop the bleeding soon and I don't know what the answer is.

We had 916 comments in a depressed GameThread. Delv213 led the way. Good job.

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