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A lack of timely hits, Jays lose

MLB: Houston Astros at Toronto Blue Jays John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

Astros 4 Blue Jays 1

Again, pretty decent pitching, but not enough scoring.

Sam Gaviglio was about as good as he gets. He gave up a couple of runs on an Alex Bergman homer in the first, and then put up zeros until the 6th inning.

In the 6th he gave up a walk, a Yuli Gurriel single and a Tyler White single to score a run. That was it for Sam.

Jose Fernandez comes in and gets a fly ball to right, but even though Billy McKinney was standing under it, Jonathan Davis ran a long ways to crash into him and the ball dropped. Bases loaded. Fernandez got a strikeout.

Danny Barnes comes in with 1 out and the bases loaded. A sac fly scored the 4th run (unearned) off Sam. Then George Springer reaches on catcher interference. But Barnes gets a ground out to end the inning.

Sam went 5 innings, plus 3 batters, gave up 6 hits, 4 runs, 3 earned, 2 walks and 3 strikeouts.

David Paulino, Mark Leiter Jr and Taylor Guerrieri all pitched a scoreless inning.

All our scoring came on a Billy McKinney solo homer.

We had our chances:

  • Jonathan Davis led off the first with a double, but was stranded there.
  • Aledmys Diaz had a 1-out double in the second but, well you know.
  • Richard Urena led off the 3rd with a single, but would be doubled off before McKinney homered.
  • Danny Jansen started the 5th by being hit by pitch.
  • In the 7th, Diaz had a 1-out single, Dwight Smith doubled, an out later, Urena walked, to load the bases. Justin Smoak pinch hit, but struck out.

We had 6 hits, including the homer and 3 doubles. Diaz was the only Jay with 2 hits.

Roberto Osuna got his second save against us, just to put a cherry on top of the crappy game.

Bad defense played a part again. Yangervis Solarte had a throwing error in the first. It didn’t lead to a run, but it extended the inning quite a few pinches. Davis and McKinney collided. And Danny Jansen cost us a runner on catcher interference, getting his glove clipped by a swing.

No Jays of the Day. Diaz had the high score at .078.

Suckage: Gaviglio (-.136 WPA), Solarte (-.102, plus a throwing error) and Smoak (-.101, all on the pinch hit strikeout)

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