The less said about that one the better (you know Tom, this would have been a good place to end the recap).
- R.A. Dickey had a pretty good start. 6.1 innings, 5 hits, 3 earned (one after he left the game, like usual a starter leaves a guy on base and our bullpen lets him score), 2 walks, 4 strikeouts. He gave up 2 solo homers.Hard to complain about that start. With what our offense should do, that ought to be good enough.
- Drew Storen pitched a terrific inning. 3 strikeouts on 10 pitches. Boy he looked good.
- Devon Travis was 2 for 4.
The bad, well everything else, but in particular:
- We couldn't score against Jerad Eickhoff (obviously his parents couldn't spell). He did look pretty good, but we should have been able to score against him.
- Joe Biagini and Aaron Loup didn't impress.
- Scott Diamond looked even worse, 1 inning, 2 hits,2 walks, 3 earned.
- One at bat told the story of the whole game. In the first inning, with 2 on and 2 outs, Kevin Pillar struck out swinging at a full count pitch that was well off the plate.
- Going hitless tonight were Pillar (0 for 4, 2 strikeouts), Carrera (but he had 2 walks), Darwin Barney (0 for 4) and Josh Thole (0 for 4, 1 strikeout).
- We didn't have an extra base hit.
Jays of the Day: None. Dickey had the high mark at .064 WPA. Let's give him and Storen an honorable mention. .
Suckage: Pillar (-.188), Thole (-.090, he had a caught stealing, a surprisingly good throw) and Barney (-.090). You could add in all the relievers used not named Drew Storen.
To add to Pillars night, he broke his belt driving for, and missing, a fly ball. I kind of expect him to catch everything hit anywhere hit to center field, but this one no one could have caught.
Reminder: Tomorrow is an early game, 12:30 Eastern.
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