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Ryan Borucki was good, but Jays lost

MLB: Toronto Blue Jays at Houston Astros Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Blue Jays 0 Astros 7

The important part was: Ryan Borucki was good. He looked like a major league pitcher. He pitched 6 innings, allowed just 6 hits, 2 earned, 4 walks with 3 strikeouts. Too many walks, but he went 6 innings against one of the very best teams in the league and allowed just 2 earned. He was helped out by a couple of terrific plays by Aldemys Diaz. He ended both the second and third innings with great plays, saving Ryan at least 1 run each inning and likely more. And Russell Martin made a very athletic play on a foul tip to end the 4th inning.

I hope Borucki gets another start.

On the other hand, Preston Guilmet and Tim Mayza weren’t good. Guilmet went 1.1, gave up 3 hits, 3 earned, 1 walk, 1 homer. Tim Mayza got 2 outs, 3 hits, 1 homer, 2 earned, with 1 strikeout.

On offense we didn’t do much, just 5 hits. Charlie Morton is good. Morton went 7 innings, allowed just 4 hits, 2 walks with 13 strikeouts. Not much to talk about on offense, 5 hits, all singles.

Jake Marisnick made a super catch at the wall in center, climbing the all to take a hit away from Justin Smoak, but Morton didn’t need many great plays behind him.

No Jays of the Day, but Borucki deserves an honorable mention.

Suckage: Smoak (-.094 WPA, for an 0 for 3, with a walk, and 2 k) and Granderson (-.093, 0 for 4, 3 k) get the number, but really you could give one to every member of the offense.

Tomorrow afternoon we have the rubber game of the series. It is a 2:00 Eastern start.

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