Blue Jays 4 Cleveland 13 (or so, I stopped counting).
Game one was exciting, interesting, maddening, everything baseball can be.
Game two was just awful.
I’ve written too many words today, so I’m not doing a real recap. Let’s just do points.
- The big inning did us in again. 9 runs scored against us in the 5th. Joe Biagini had 4 pretty good innings. The first couple were excellent, he had a bit more trouble in the 3rd and 4th, but only allowed a run in each. And then the roof fell in in the 5th. In the 5th he gave up a single, homer, line out, single, single and that was it for Joe. In total 4.1, 10 hits, 6 earned (two after he left the game), 1 walks and 4 strikeouts.
- Luis Santos came in and was far worse. He went walk, walk, double, double, walk, double, sac fly, and finally strikeout. He only gave up 1 run in his second inning of work. Why leave him in that long? Well, we used a lot of relievers in game one and we might need to have someone fresh for tomorrow’s game, so Luis had to get us some outs. Santos went 1.2, allowed 5 hits, 6 earned, 3 walks with 2 strikeouts. And, of course, he allowed his 2 inherited runners to score.
- Carlos Ramirez pitched the last 2 innings and he wasn’t much better. He allowed 4 walks in 2 inning (just 1 hit and 1 earned, but then Cleveland just wanted to get it over with by then). Carlos has been terrible in his short time up.
- Offensively we had 8 hits and 4 runs. 3 hits were homers. Yangervis Solarte, Josh Donaldson and Aledmys Díaz all hit one out.
- Solarte set a new team record with 8 hits over the double header. He brought his batting line up from .238/.331/.476 to .270/.359/.532.
- Donaldson and Solarte homered in both games.
- Kendrys Morales had a rough day going 0 for 10 in the two games. I’m not sure how much rope he has left.
- Dwight Smith Jr had a good night. 2 for 4, both doubles. He might have had a third hit in the 9th. The ump at first base called him out, but it was very close. If the game had been closer, we might have seen a review.
Jays of the Day: Donaldson (.100 WPA) and Solarte (.141).
Suckage: Biagini (-.275) and Santos (-.167).
We had 860 comments in the GameThread, an absolutely amazing number, considering the game was over early, it was the second game of a long day of baseball and there is a fair bit of other sporting type stuff going on (get it together Raptors). lalalaprise led the way. Good job.
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lalalaprise also had the comment of the game:
I’m tired out, that was a long long day of baseball.