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?