I don’t know what it is about games that could get us back to .500, but we are something like 0-7 in those games this year.
I’m not really going to do a real recap of that game, cause who wants to be reminded of it. But, it is in my contract that we recap games.
- Joe Biagini had a terrible time. He only got 3 outs. Gave up 8 hits and 1 walk, with 7 runs, 6 earned. The unearned run was his own fault, throwing roughly 10 feet over Justin Smoak’s head on a tapper back to the mound. I wasn’t happy that Gibby kept him in his last start for several pitches beyond when he was clearly tired. I don’t know if that is why he had such a tough time tonight, but he didn’t look right. Like the last time he had a bad start, he made a bad error that helped along the crappiness. He doesn’t seem to be able shake off mistakes.
- Dominic Leone gave up 1 run in his 3 innings and Jeff Beliveau gave up 3 in his 1 inning. Nice symmetry.
- Jason Grilli, Aaron Loup, Ryan Tepera and Danny Barnes each had a scoreless inning.
- Offensively, we had our usual troubles with Jose Quintana. He threw 7 innings, allowed 5 hits, 2 walks, 2 earned (both solo homers) with 5 strikeouts. We got 2 more runs off reliever Jake Petricka. In total 8 hits, 4 runs, 3 walks 6 strikeouts and 3 home runs.
- We had homers from Kendrys Morals (number 14), Steve Pearce (#5) and Justin Smoak (#19). No one had more than 1 hit. Starters without a hit were Jose Bautista (0 for 3, k and a double play) and Russell Martin (0 for 3).
- On the list of stupid moments, Steve Pearce was thrown out at the plate, with the team down by several runs. I’m ok with the odd base runner thrown out at the plate, sometimes you want to force the other team into a mistake, but down several, don’t give the other team free outs. Getting 1 run isn’t going to get you back into the game, so be careful. It is the guys behind him that are important.
Steve also gave us our funny moment:
No Jays of the Day.
Suckage: Joe Biagini (-.422).
We had 558 comments in the GameThread. A fairly impressive number for a game that was over before the end of the second inning. Alan F. led the way. He deserves a JoD for that.