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Jays lose first game of double-header

MLB: Game One-Philadelphia Phillies at Toronto Blue Jays Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports

Phillies 7 Blue Jays 0

The losing continues.

Bob Rae had an interesting day. He gave up a run in the first, but it really should be on the umpire. He threw strike three to Bryce Harper, well inside the strike zone, but it was called a ball and Harper ended up fouling off two more pitches and then getting another ball for a 8-pitch walk. Another walk and a double scored Harper. Then he had 3 good innings.

The fifth inning, brought around the third time through the order. With one out, Ray:

  • Walked Andrew McCutchen.
  • Gave up a home run to Harper.
  • And back-to-back singles to Alec Bohm and Didi Gregorius.

That was the end of Ray’s day. He’s not going to see the third time through the order again this season.

Thomas Hatch came in and gave up a single and a triple and we were suddenly down 5-0.

The only good thing about the pitching was Patrick Murphy getting in and throwing 1.1 scoreless with a hit and walk and 3 strikeouts. He looked excellent.

Offensively, we did nothing.

4 hits, 2 from Cavan Biggio. 1 each from Gurriel and Grichuk.

Zack Eflin pitched a complete 7-inning game.

We have been giving up a ton of runs, but the offense has been non-existent. If we ever do get good pitching again, it won’t matter if we can’t hit. Our 2-6 guys were 2 for 14 with a walk. And the bottom 3 were 0 for 7.

Let’s give JoDs to Murphy and Biggio (2 for 2 and a walk).

Suckage: Ray (-.118), Grichuk (.123) and Bichette (-.095).

Let’s win game two.

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