Jason Grilli has been so good, I guess we can allow him one bad outing. That's the first time he's given up more than one run in a outing for the Jays. The walk to Schoop wasn't good, he couldn't seem to get his slider to hit the corner, but then Schoop generally chases pitches off the plate. Then the first pitch to Matt Wieters was a high fastball that left the park in a hurry.
I can't really complain too much about Grilli, he has been so good, can't expect him to be perfect every night.
I was all for letting Joe Biagini pitch the 8th, after he looked good in the 7th, but such is life.
J.A. Happ didn't have a great night, but worked through it. He gave up 2 home runs, both in the 5th inning, a solo homer by Steve Pearce and a 2-run shot by Manny Machado. Happ had base runners every inning except for the 6th, where he had a nice quick 1-2-3 inning. Not a great night, but when you only give up 3 runs, with our offense against Ubaldo Jimenez, it should have been good enough.
We didn't do near enough again Ubaldo:
- 1 run in the 2nd, Michael Saunders doubled and Kevin Pillar singled him home.
- 2 runs in the 7th (I thought Buck Showalter left Jimenez in too long) off a 2-run homer by Saunders.