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Another frustrating loss: Jays lose to Orioles 7-5

MLB: Toronto Blue Jays at Baltimore Orioles
I wanted a picture of Jose’s home run, but we don’t have one, here he is making a catch in the outfield.
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Blue Jays 5 Orioles 7

For the second night in a row, we lose because of a Welington Castillo home run. It is hard to believe.

Man, that was a frustrating game. We should have scored many more runs.


  • Loaded the bases, in the first inning, with no outs, but only managed to score 1 run on a Kendrys Morales double play ball.
  • Hit into another double play in the second.
  • We got 2 on in the third, but didn’t score.
  • Hit into another double play in the fourth.
  • Got 2 on in the fifth, but didn’t score.
  • Had a Justin Smoak solo homer in the sixth.
  • Jose Bautista hit a 3-run homer, in the 7th, and there was joy for a few minutes.

We had 11 hits, including 2 home runs, and 2 walks. Jose Bautista was 3 for 4. Kevin Pillar and Devon Travis had 2 hits each. Pillar even stole a base. The only Jays with 0 fors were Ezequiel Carerra (but he had 2 walks) and Morales (0 for 4, k and hit into the double play in the first).

Mike Bolsinger....wasn’t terrible. He had some bad luck in the first, 3 ground balls going between third and short for singles, which cost him his first run. He gave up a solo homer (to Manny Machado), in the 3rd, and a 2-run shot for Mark Trumbo in the 5th. He pitched 5.1, allowed 6 hits, 4 earned, 5 walks (ok, 5 walks is terrible) with 5 strikeouts. About the most you can hope is he keeps you in the game and he did.

  • Dominic Leone pitched a scoreless inning, getting the final 2 outs in the 5th and the first out of the 6th.
  • Aaron Loup came in for Chris Davis. Davis fought off a pitch and just got it over Darwin Barney, the only player on the left side with the shift. Good pitch, bad result.
  • Danny Barnes followed and gave up a single, then a 3-run homer to Welington Castillo, costing us the game. He gave up a couple more singles before getting out of the 7th. Barnes really didn’t have it tonight.
  • Cesar Valdez pitched a nice 8th, giving up just a walk.

Bautista finished the game playing third base and made a nice double play, catching a grounder behind second, stepping on the bag and throwing to first. He had a very good game.

Jays of the Day: Bautista (.440 WPA) and Leone (.101).

Suckage: Barnes (-.487), Bolsinger (-.189), Morales (-.174) and Martin (-.113, 1 for 4, k and he had a couple of ‘wild pitches’ get past him.

Matt W. suggest this poll:


Worse meatball

This poll is closed

  • 65%
    Grilli last night
    (170 votes)
  • 34%
    Barnes tonight
    (88 votes)
258 votes total Vote Now

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