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A poor start from Ryu, Jays lose

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White Sox 10 Blue Jays 7

One of those very rare bad starts for a Jays pitcher.

Hyun Jin Ryu, after a quick first inning, gave up 1 in the second, 3 in the third, and 3 in the fourth. In total he gave up 7 hits, 7 earned, 1 walk with 4 strikeouts.

And 3 home runs.

It seemed like everything he threw was hit hard.

From there it was a bunch of relievers:

  • Trent Thornton went 1.1 without giving up a runner. I don’t know why he couldn’t have stayed out there longer.
  • Brad Hand had trouble again. Giving up 3 hits and 2 earned, getting just 2 outs.
  • Tayler Saucedo (forgive me Tayler, I have to look up how you spell your first name every time) got four outs without giving up a base runner.
  • Joakim Soria had some troubles in his first time back from IL, giving up a hit and a walk, with a strikeout, getting 2 outs.
  • Trevor Richards got the last four outs, giving up a solo homer.

Offensively, we made a game of it with a 5 run sixth, making it a 2-run game. But that’s as close as we got. The nice part is, some bats that have been silent of late, made some noise.

We scored:

  • One in the first: Marcus Semien hit his first home run of the game, giving us our only lead of the day.
  • One in the fifth: Reese McGuire singled with one out (against the lefty Carlos Rodon). He moved to second on a Bo Bichette ground out, and scored on a Semien single. Vlad followed with a single, but Teoscar Hernandez struck out to end the inning.
  • Five in the sixth: A leadoff single from Alejandro Kirk and Santiago Espinal getting hit by pitch set things up. Espinal got hit on the inside of the trailing elbow. It looked like it hurt a lot, but he stayed in the game. Randal Grichuk singled home Kirk. A Corey Dickerson ground out scored one more. An out later Bo singled, scoring Randal, and Semien hit his second home run, a two-run shot. Home run number 32 for Marcus and his third and fourth RBI of the game. That made it a two-run game.

But that’s as close as we got.

The Jays got 10 hits in all. Marcus three, Vlad two. One each from Bo, Teoscar, Alejandro, Randal and Reese.

Vlad made a few nice plays at first base. A nice grab, then tag on a poor throw from Bo. A dive for a ground ball and then won the race to first. And very nice grab of a line drive. Buck and Pat talked up him as a Gold Glover. I don’t see that this year, but he’s come a long way.

Jay of the Day: Semien (.216 WPA)

Suckage: Ryu (-.384).

The Jays head off to Detroit. Maybe we beat them a few times this series?

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