There was minor league news before today’s Jays game. Thomas Hatch went on the 7-day IL with a “sprained elbow”. He should only be out the 7 days. He’s the second member of the Bisons’ rotation to hit the injury list, Ryan Borucki is out for the season with a “ruptured ulnar collateral ligament”.
Hyun-Jin Ryu had another very good start for the good guys. He pitched 7 innings, allowed 9 hits, 2 earned, no walks with 7 strikeouts. He gave up a home run to Christian Vaquez. It is Ryu’s first lost of the season. His ERA is now 2.20 after 6 starts.
Rafael Dolis pitched the eighth. He’s been great this season, but wasn’t great today. He allowed a walk and Vaquez’ second home run of the game. Dolis’ ERA jumps to 2.25.
Vaquez only had 1 home run this season coming into the game, so he tripled his count today.
Our bats didn’t have much luck against Collin McHugh. McHugh went 8 innings, allowed 5 hits, 1 earned, 1 walk with 9 strikeouts. Brandon Workman worked a clean ninth to get his 3rd save.
Danny Jansen had 2 of our 5 hits, as well as our only extra base hit, a double. I’m hoping this signals the end to his slump. He got his average over the .100 mark (yay). The others to get hits were Cavan Biggio (who drove in Jansen for our only run), Lourdes Gurriel and Teoscar Hernandez.
Our offense started the season pretty hot. That seems to have ended. There are a number of crappy batting averages among the guys in the lineup. Here is where the team ranks in the AL in batting stats:
And our rankings in pitching stats:
The Jays drop to 15-10, still in first place, but now just a game ahead of the Red Sox.
Let’s give a JoD to Ryu and Jansen.
Suckage: Dolis and the offense.
The Jays move on to Baltimore for a 3-game series. Tanner Roark (0-1, 4.43 ERA in 4 starts) is scheduled to start, but, with the couple of off-days, Nate Pearson (2-2, 3.38 ERA in 5 starts) is also rested, so Charlie might go with him instead.
Batting stats 25 games in: