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Jays get 3 singles and, surprise, lose

Tampa Bay Rays v Toronto Blue Jays Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images

Rays 7 Blue Jays 0

That was far less than fun.

We did nothing on offense. 3 hits, all singles, and on one of them, Randal Grichuk’s single in the 6th inning, he was thrown out at second trying, stupidly, to stretch it into a double. That was particularly bad because he was the 3rd out and we would have had runners on first and third, if he had been smarter.

The other two to have singles were Maile and Urena.

Rays starter Blake Snell pitched 5 perfect innings and came out of the game at 47 pitches (his first start back after being on the DL). In the old days it would have been hard to take out a pitcher throwing a perfect game. Course, the way the Jays were swinging the bat, I think I could have gone 6 scoreless against them.

Marco Estrada had a rough night, going just 5.1, allowing 5 hits, 5 earned, 2 walks and 2 home runs. He did get 6 strikeouts, but he was hit hard and often.

Thomas Pannone got his first major league action, going 1.2. He had a bit of trouble in the 7th inning, giving up 2 singles, a sac bunt and a 2-run double, before getting back-to-back strikeouts to end the inning. He threw 30 pitches. I’m not sure if that takes him out of the running for Monday’s start.

Joe Biagini pitched the last 2 innings and managed not to give up a run.

No Jays of the Day.

Suckage: Estrada (-.180 WPA) and the entire batting order can share one.

That was as boring a game as we’ve seen this year. I watched most of it at my neighborhood bar, as it was 36 here today and the bar was air conditioned and I had a hard time keeping interested in the game (but the beer and pizza was good).

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