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MLB: Game Two-Toronto Blue Jays at Cleveland Indians David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

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.

# Commenter # Comments
1 lalalaprise 95
2 Alan F. 88
3 Tom Dakers 85
4 delv213 84
5 Matt W 63
6 barraqudie 54
7 FlipDown Shades 37
8 Minor Leaguer 31
9 radivel 28
10 shortofbrillant 28
11 SixspFan 26
12 Neidhardt 23
13 bullgul 16
14 Kangvegas 16
15 SuckaMD 15
16 fishedin 13
17 yyzcalifornia 11
18 Pillar for President 11
19 gabrielsyme 11
20 Matt Gross (RhodeIslandRoxfan) 10
21 gammaDraconis 10
22 Link Floyd 10

lalalaprise also had the comment of the game:

I’m tired out, that was a long long day of baseball.