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17 to 2 win for the Jays.

MLB: Cincinnati Reds at Toronto Blue Jays Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

Reds 2 Blue Jays 17 (or so, I quit counting)

We’ve been waiting for a drama free game, and we got it.

So I’m not really going recap that. But, let’s look at some of the offensive performances. We had 23 hits and 7 walks. We had 5 doubles and 3 home runs.

  • Josh Donaldson: 1 for 4, with a walk, 1 RBI.
  • Jose Bautista: 2 for 3, double, walk.
  • Kendrys Morales: 3 for 4, 2 doubles, 2 walks, 1 RBI.
  • Justin Smoak: 3 for 5, home run, 4 RBI.
  • Russell Martin: 3 for 4, walk, homer, double, 3 RBI. He was also thrown out at second trying to stretch a single into a double. And he was hit by pitch.
  • Troy Tulowitzki: 2 for 5, grand slam, 4 RBI.
  • Devon Travis: 4 for 6, double, 2 RBI.
  • Ezequiel Carrera: 4 for 5, walk.

The only starter not to hit was Kevin Pillar, who was 0 for 6, but he did make a great catch, crashing into the fence in CF, and, at that time, the game was close so it was a big catch. His BA drops from .289 to .281. He was hitting .315 on May 13th.


Marcus Stroman was very good. He allowed a run in the first. Billy Hamilton put down a bunt single, acted like he hurt his leg, stole second (great throw by Martin almost had hit), went to 3rd on a ground out and scored Adam Duvall single. Duvall also homered in the 6th. Stroman went 6 innings, 5 hits, 2 earned, 0 walks with 5 strikeouts.

Dominic Leone pitched 2 scoreless with a walk and a strikeout. J.P. Howell pitched a quick 9th, with a single and a k.


The Reds had everything go wrong. The got called for a balk, called for Obstruction, when they had Ezequiel dead to rights in a run down, dropped a ball that was caught on the track, had one official error (and like 4 or 5 plays that could have been call an error.) They had a crappy start from Lisalverto Bonilla, and even worse relieve work from Robert Stephenson and Jake Buchanan.


Jays of the Day: Martin (.176 WPA) and Tulo (.105) get the number. Let’s give an honorary mention to everyone else.

No Suckage Jays.


Game Graph:


Source: FanGraphs

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