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Mistakes and bad pitching add up to a big loss for the Jays

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MLB: Toronto Blue Jays at New York Yankees Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

Blue Jays 6 Yankees 20

The line is that it only counts as one loss.

The game came apart on two plays.

Second inning, 1-out, 1-on, an very easy fly ball to right field and it went in and out of Derek Fisher’s glove. Just a totally unforgivable error. Next batter lined one to deep right, not an easy play but a play that should be made and Fisher didn’t make it.

Those played made and Taijuan Walker is out of the inning, with a low pitch count, and the Jays are up 1-0. Instead it is tied, with runners on second and third.

Walker got a strikeout and then it all fell apart. A wild pitch and two singles were followed by back-to-back home runs. We are suddenly down 7-1 and Walker is out of the game.

Shun Yamaguchi got the last out of the inning. Then he had his own troubles in the third. 3 walks to load the bases. Back-to-back hit batters to bring home 2. And a double to add 3 more to make it 12-1. After that, he got 3 quick outs.

Shun came out to start the fourth, but gave up a double and walk and that was it.

Anthony Kay was the next to be thrown to the lions. He got a strikeout, but then gave up a 3-run homer. Another strikeout, then double, RBI single and two walks before he got out of the inning. Kay had a better fifth inning.

Ken Giles came for the sixth. He gave up a solo homer. He also got a strikeout but was hit pretty hard.

Ryan Borucki gave up another home run in the seventh.

Santiago Espinal gave up a home run to lead off the eighth but that was all the scoring. I enjoyed watching him pitch in the blowout against the Mets, but twice in four days dampens the fun.


On offense, we had 11 hits. Vladimir Guerrero and Lourdes Gurriel had 6 of them, including a home run each. Vlad also had a double.

Bo Bichette (2), Joe Panik, Alejandro Kirk and Jonathan Davis had the other hits.


The Jays announced a trade during the game. RHP Justin Miller was sent to the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for international cap space. Makes me think the Jays have a plan to sign someone for slightly more than they are allotted.

I expect Shun and/or Kay will be optioned before tomorrow’s game to bring up a pitcher or two who have fresh arms.

Jay of the Day: Vlad (.105 for the 3 for 5).

Suckage: Fisher for the error and missed play. Walker had the number, -.436, but had Fisher made the easy catches, the whole game would have been different. Fisher was very slow going to balls hit in his direction the rest of the game.


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