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.