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Poor start from Liriano, Jays lose to Astros

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MLB: Houston Astros at Toronto Blue Jays
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Astros 5 Blue Jays 3

That was another one of those crappy games. We didn’t pitch well enough and we didn’t hit.

Francisco Liriano wasn’t good. In 5.2 innings, he allowed 8 hits, 5 earned, 2 walks and 5 strikeouts. He gave up 4 doubles and a home run. He seemed to be setting things up on a tee for the Astros. Everything was hit hard.

Our bullpen did a good job, 3.1 scoreless innings. Ryan Tepera went 1.2, gave up a couple of infield hits (both helped out by less than perfect throws. Troy Tulowitzki went to his left, made a nice play, but, for some reason did a spin before throwing off line. Devon Travis went a long way to his left to make a play, but his throw was in the dirt). Brett Cecil got 2 outs around a walk.

Scott Feldman had some 2-out trouble in the ninth. With 2 outs, he gave up a bunt single and then, yet another, infield single and a walk to load the bases, before getting a ground out to end the inning.

On offense, we really couldn’t do anything against Joe Musgrove. He went 7 innings, gave up 6 hits, 2 earned, 1 walk and had 7 strikeouts. We finished with just 7 hits on the night.

We had a shot at a big inning, in the third. Darrell Cecilliani doubled and Travis singled, to give us runners on the corners, but Josh Donaldson hit into an easy double play. That did score our first run.

We got out second run in the fourth inning on a Michael Saunders home run. And Edwin Encarnacion hit his 300th home run in the 9th, giving us a moment of hope, but three quick outs and the fun was over.

Donaldson started the 6th inning with a double, but we stranded him there.

No Jays of the Day today. Saunders and Edwin gets an honorable mention for the home runs.

Suckage: Liriano (-.317 WPA) and Tulo (-.112 on an 0 for 4 night).

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