You know, that game was going ok, until 1 out in the top of the 5th.
Then, with a runner on second, one out, J.A. Happ threw a pitch and didn’t look right. He came out of the game. The Jays are saying “elbow soreness” which is not what I wanted to here.
Joe Biagini came in and allowed the runner Happ left at second come around to score.
It quickly went downhill from there:
- Ryan Tepera gave up 3 hits, 4 earned, a walk and home run, getting just 1 out. The unfortunate thing was that, with Happ coming out so early, Gibby had to hope that Tepera could get some outs. But, he gave up a single, a walk and then after an out, a 3-run Trey Mancini homer.
- Dominic Leone allowed just 1 run in 1.2 innings, with 2 strikeouts.
- Matt Dermody gave up 4 hits (3 of them home runs), 1 walk and 5 earned while getting just 1 out, to put the game to rest.
- Aaron Loup went 1.2, gave up 2 hits, but no runs, and had a strikeout.
Offensively, there were some good moments.
We started the game with a Kevin Pillar double and a Ezequiel Carrera bunt single, but Bautista struck out and Morales hit into a double play.
We had 12 hits, 3 doubles (2 for Pillar and 1 for Goins), a Justin Smoak triple and Pillar’s 9th inning homer. homer. Everyone in the starting lineup had a hit, except for Jose, who did have a walk and hit a to the wall in left (a long with 2 strikeouts) and Morales.
The good news:
- Pillars 2 doubles and his first home run of the season. Glad to see him squaring up some balls.
- Russell Martin hit one the opposite way that hit within a foot of the top of the walk (he also walked).
- Ryan Goins had the double, a single, and a hard hit line out.
- Ezequiel had 2 hits.
- Tulo had 2 hits.
- Jose hitting one to the track.
- Even Steve Pearce had a hit and also lined one to the track (but into a glove).
- Smoak tripled, which is entertainment value all on it’s own. Adam Jones hit the wall hard, chasing Smoak’s fly. Jone came out of the game.
- I bet we had more hard today than in our first 7 games.
- Happ’s injury.
- Tulo made an error on an easy ground ball. Chris Coghlan and Happ each had throwing errors.
- The bullpen was a dumpster fire.
- And, as always, we could have used some hits with runners in scoring position. We should have scored more.
Jay of the Day: Happ (.182 WPA)
Suckage: Tepera (-.259) and Morales (-.208). And, even though he didn’t get the number, because the game was already decided, Dermody gets one.
Tomorrow is an off-day, which will allow the Jays the chance to figure out some roster moves.
Update (and not a happy one):
JA Happ will have an MRI tomorrow; Blue Jays will reevaluate after that.— Arden Zwelling (@ArdenZwelling) April 16, 2017
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