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Tampa Bay Rays v Toronto Blue Jays
Luke is hurting. As are we all
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Yesterday we had to watch a game of baseball that featured a terrible team, filled with under performing players from a below average stadium...

...but enough about the Blue Jays.

We did get to watch the Rays display great pitching, solid defence and timely hitting. No wonder they are above us in the standings. They just seem to do the fundamentals right and apply themselves 100% of the time. Oh that we could say that about our players throughout this season.

Tom has your recap here if you want to revisit the awfulness.

Yesterday John Gibbons said he is not sure he wants to go through a total rebuild. Given our performance yesterday, im not sure if he wants to go put himself through another game.

There may be hints at a total rebuild and it may well yet come to pass but right now questions remain as we try to build a bridge to the future. It sounds as if there is a great deal of confusion around the club, which is bound to affect the players.

Spare a thought for Marco Estrada who one of his best starts of the season had a mare against the Rays. He gave up five runs on five hits and a pair of walks over 5 1/3 innings. The Blue Jays are starting to run out of time to find some value for Marco, a pending free agent.

Amongst all the frustration and confusion of our season, hope springs eternal in the shape of Vladimir Guerrero Jr. He homered in his third straight game during Buffalo’s 5-4 victory over Toledo. He’s hitting .433 (13-for-30) with two doubles and the trio of homers since his promotion from New Hampshire. Here is some super bat speed action for you.

Talking of New Hampshire, T.J. Zeuch (W, 8-4) was again excellent for the Fisher Cats. The right-hander logged six shutout innings, giving up four hits, with 5 Ks and no walks.

Play of the Day

Have you ever seen a team walk off by scoring 3 runs on a wild pitch? You have now:

Hat tip to a similar yet no less hilarious 3 error play by the Dodgers against the Padres. Great commentary by the legendary Vin Scully and Clayton Kershaw’s priceless reaction:

Have a great weekend everybody. See you on Monday.

Until then. Go Jays Go!