We got an amazing start from Marco Estrada. He went 7.2. Allowed 5 hits, 1 walk with 12 strikeouts. He gave up an Adam Jones solo homer, in the fourth inning, other than that he was in control all game. There was only one time (other than the home run) where an Oriole reached 3rd base against him.
We really needed that start from Marco, the bullpen has been overworked and over terrible of late. Perhaps Luke Maile deserves some credit for calling a good game. The Orioles had many strikeouts looking, often on pitches down the middle of the plate.
Joe Smith relieved Marco, after a 2-out single from Adam Jones in the 8th. He hit Manny Machado in the hand, but then Chris Davis to strikeout looking.
Roberto Osuna got our heart rates up by giving up a leadoff single in the 9, but quickly got a double play. Course, then he gave up another ground ball single...hit just to the right spot, Travis gave it a try, but he was just late with the throw, but a pop out ended the game. Thanks Roberto.
All our offense came in the 1st inning. And after 2 outs in the first inning. With 2 outs, Kendrys Morales reached on a Jonathan Schoop error. Justin Smoak followed with a single. Then Devon Travis (after hitting high off the wall twice in the last two days) a 3-run homer, just his 2nd of the season.
That would be it for runs. We only had 6 hits and 1 walk against Wade Miley, in 7 innings. Travis had 2 hits. Getting 0 fors were Jose Bautista (0 for 3 with a walk), Darwin Barney (0 for 4, k), Anthony Alford (0 for 3, k, two ground outs to short, both of which he made very very close) and Luke Maile (0 for 3, 2 k).
Jays of the Day: Estrada (.390 WPA) and Travis (.227).
No Suckage Jays. The low mark was a -.063 for Bautista. He made a nice catch in the outfield, but he also had a pop fly fall at his feet.
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