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Jays waste a great start from Jacob Waguespack, lose to Dodgers

Toronto Blue Jays v Los Angeles Dodgers Photo by Harry How/Getty Images

Blue Jays 2 Dodgers 3

Most of the game was good:

  • Jacob Waguespack pitched 7 innings of 1 hit ball. He allowed just 1 walks and had 5 strikeouts. If you would have told me that Waguespack would be this good, I would have never believed you.
  • Jason Adam (2 outs, 1 walk, 1 k) and Derek Law (1 out), got us another scoreless inning.
  • Vladimir Guerrero Jr. went 3 for 4 and hit a solo homer in the 6th.
  • Our other run came in the second inning. Randal Grichuk led off with a single, went to second on Billy McKinney’s single, went to third on Danny Jansen’s ground out and scored on Derek Fisher’s ground out.

But the bottom of the ninth didn’t go well. Derek Law, who hadn’t given up a run since July 18th, had all sorts of trouble in the ninth. He

  • Walked leadoff hitter Max Muncy.
  • Got Justin Turner to line out (a hard hit ball that we were lucky was hit straight at Grichuk).
  • Gave up a double to Cody Bellinger, putting the tying run at second.
  • Gave up another double to Corey Seager, tying the game.
  • Gave up a single to Enrque Hernandez, scoring the game wining run. Teoscar Hernandez made a throw home, well late and off line.

Jordan Romano was just called up today and he pitched 1.2 innings yesterday. He hadn’t pitched two days in a row since coming off the IL. And, of course, Ken Giles is on Parental Leave. Tim Mayze pitched in the last two games (and neither outing went well).

So it was up to Law.

We only had 5 hits on the day, Vlad’s 3 and singles from Grichuk and McKinney.

In the top of the 8th, Bo Bichette and Cavan Biggio were both called out on strikes on 3rd strike pitches that were off the plate. Bo was very much not pleased.

Jays of the Day: Waguespack (.430 WPA, he deserved better) and Vlad (.144).

Suckage: Law (-.884).

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