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That was less than fun, Jays lose to Angels

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MLB: Los Angeles Angels at Toronto Blue Jays
That about says it all.
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Angels 8 Blue Jays 2

That was a bad game. Bad games happen. Even against bad teams. But that’s not going to stop my Twitter feed from being dumpster fire.

Yesterday I thought the offense was back. Today....well, it is on holiday again. We had a grand total of 9 hits (3 of them in the ninth inning) , only 2 extra base hits, Michael Saunders and Darwin Barney each hit a double. Saunders (it is nice that he’s starting to hit again) and Edwin Encarnacion were the only Jays to have 2 hits. We got 0 fors from Tulo, Pillar and Upton.

We didn’t score until the eight inning on a Barney walk and singles from Edwin and Russell Martin. We got 1 more in the ninth, Justin Smoak singled, a couple of outs later, came in to score on a Ezequiel Carrera single. Barney followed that with a double but Josh Donaldson ground out to end the game.

And the pitching wasn’t any better than the offense. Marco Estrada allowed back-to-back solo home run in the first inning and the might have been the highlight of his night. He gave up 3 runs in the second and another in the fourth. In all Marco allowed 10 hits, 6 earned, 3 walks with 4 strikeouts in 5 innings.

Scott Feldman and Aaron Loup allowed a run each to get the Angels up to 10. Brett Cecil was the only pitcher to help his ERA tonight, pitching a clean eighth.

No JoD today. Estrada is the only Jay to get to the Suckage number, posting a -.331, but you could give an honorary suckage to the entire offense.

The good thing about baseball is there is a game tomorrow. And Jose Bautista will be back. I’m curious about who will be on his way out. I don’t think Ezequiel has done much to earn his roster spot, though he had an RBI single in the 9th.

We, amazingly enough, had 1036 comments in the GameThread (personally, i pulled a guitar done off the wall to pass the time waiting for the game to end). Eric led us to, well, a rather terrible loss, but it would be wrong to blame him for it. Right?

# Commenter # Comments
1 Eric H 133
2 Matt W 105
3 lalalaprise 103
4 Alan F. 82
5 DangYouToHeck 68
6 delv213 67
7 Nelson Liriano 61
8 TimmyMax 43
9 Momus3 42
10 Tom Dakers 34
11 vinnievanloewen 29
12 MartsB 29
13 fishedin 24
14 NavSS 24
15 T-Ball 21
16 barraqudie 19
17 SuckaMD 17
18 filmcity 17
19 bigandstrong 15
20 MikeC_81 14
21 cbop 14
22 Klunkz 10