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Game Thread: Toronto Blue Jays (6-5) at Baltimore Orioles (4-6)


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Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Drew Hutchison (1-1 with a 6.23 ERA) takes the mound today and faces off against the Baltimore Orioles Bud Norris (0-1 with a 9.00 ERA) as the Toronto Blue Jays try to go two games over .500. Baltimore will try to move one game closer to .500 and will be looking for a quality from somebody not named Chris Tillman.

Hutchison was unable to replicate his impressive first outing and took the loss on Sunday against  the New York Yankees. Hutchison went 3 1/3 innings, giving up 6 run on 6 hits, while striking out 6 and walking 3 batters. Hutchison was still able to pound the strike zone to a tune of 49-78; unfortunatly he was unable to command his pitchs down in the zone. For his career against the O’s, Hutch has 12 innings, 11 K’s, 1 win, 0 losses, and a 1.50 ERA.

Norris looks to get into the win column for the first time this season today against the Toronto Blue Jays. In his only start this season, Bud lasted 5 innings, allowing 5 runs, striking out 2, and walking zero. Bud throw 69 of his 109 pitchs for strikes against the high powered Detroit Tigers offense. Unfortunately for Norris, the O’s offense didn’t wake up until the 9th inning and he took the loss. For his career againts the Jays, Norris has only 4 innings, 4 K’s, 0-0 record, and a 6.75 ERA.

After last nights stellar pitching dual between Dustin McGowan and Chris Tillman, this writer is hoping for more of the same, with a couple more hits from the Toronto Blue Jays…..3 hits isn’t going to win you many games.

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  • RyanMueller

    Let’s see if the Jays can work the count on Bud and elevate his pitch count

  • RyanMueller

    Does anyone else really dislike this years pitch tracker?

    • http://jaysjournal.com/ Michael Wray

      I find myself indifferent to it for the most part.

      • http://www.jaysjournal.com Shaun Doyle

        I’d rather they save the $ and get Jack Morris back in the booth

        • RyanMueller

          you just like the stache

          • http://www.jaysjournal.com Shaun Doyle

            Guilty.

        • http://jaysjournal.com/ Michael Wray

          lol… I miss Dirk too but more for his analysis on Baseball Central.

          • http://www.jaysjournal.com Shaun Doyle

            I thought I was the only one who liked him.

          • http://jaysjournal.com/ Michael Wray

            No man Dirk is good stuff.

      • RyanMueller

        It drives me crazy because there are so many outside pitches that are clearly strikes but the pitch tracker shows ball.

  • RyanMueller

    Hutch gets out of a 1st and 3rd jam in the first

  • RyanMueller

    DP Booo

  • RyanMueller

    Lawrie takes a BB

    • http://jaysjournal.com/ Michael Wray

      Lawrie playing with some swagger at third base… hopefully it helps to get his bat going.

      • http://www.jaysjournal.com Shaun Doyle

        His bat is just full of waggle. No swagger.

        • http://jaysjournal.com/ Michael Wray

          haha i was talking about on defense

          • http://www.jaysjournal.com Shaun Doyle

            Yeah. It was more a comment on it spilling over to his bat. It NEEDS it.

          • RyanMueller

            You like his swing in MLB 14?

          • http://www.jaysjournal.com Shaun Doyle

            I’ll let you know when I find time to play it. The funny thing is the picture on the cover is him watching a shallow pop up

          • RyanMueller

            you sure it isn’t a ground ball to the 2nd baseman :)

        • RyanMueller

          swag

          • http://www.jaysjournal.com Shaun Doyle

            You forgot the #

          • RyanMueller

            #swag

  • RyanMueller

    Good hard slide by lawrie

  • RyanMueller

    How about Kevin Nolan today…4-4 with a hr and 3 rbi

    • http://jaysjournal.com/ Michael Wray

      nice

      • RyanMueller

        call him up

  • RyanMueller

    how many SB did Melky have last year…2

  • RyanMueller

    Jose K’s to end inning

    • http://www.jaysjournal.com Shaun Doyle

      Nice little tantrum in the dugout too…..

      • RyanMueller

        the old jose is slowing coming back….he will be yelling at umpires in no time

        • http://www.jaysjournal.com Shaun Doyle

          Navarro needs to give him a hug

          • RyanMueller

            navarro reminds me of the kung fu panda…not sandoval

  • http://www.jaysjournal.com Shaun Doyle

    Is Bautista a better hitter with bases empty?

    • RyanMueller

      yes, but is it because of the pitchers game plan?

      • http://www.jaysjournal.com Shaun Doyle

        hmmm……I’m not so sure that is the whole story.

        • RyanMueller

          are you suggesting that Jose is not clutch?? blasphemy

          • http://www.jaysjournal.com Shaun Doyle

            ummmm……sorry?

          • RyanMueller

            that’s okay I am not a huge jose fan. His complaining really left a bad taste.

  • RyanMueller

    Hutch just doesn’t have an out pitch…..pitch count rising

    • RyanMueller

      it’s like he heard me…2k’s in a row

      • http://jaysjournal.com/ Michael Wray

        I like to think his changeup and slider are good enough to generate whiffs but I’d be surprised if he continues to average more than a K per inning.

  • RyanMueller

    Close play. Looks safe to me

  • RyanMueller

    Hutch needed that quick 123 inning on 7 pitches

  • http://www.jaysjournal.com Shaun Doyle

    ARE YOU KIDDING ME?! Bautista gets caught at 2B?! AGAIN?!

    • http://jaysjournal.com/ Michael Wray

      man what was he doing??

      • http://www.jaysjournal.com Shaun Doyle

        If you start asking that question now, it’ll be a long season……lol

  • RyanMueller

    Does Gibby send Drew out for the 7th with his pitch count nearing 100?

    • http://jaysjournal.com/ Michael Wray

      I doubt it.

      • RyanMueller

        wagner warming up…he is done

        • http://www.jaysjournal.com Shaun Doyle

          WAGNER!

          • RyanMueller

            Love that guy…can we start a fan club

          • http://jaysjournal.com/ Michael Wray

            We might end up needing a petition to keep him in Toronto

          • RyanMueller

            you start it and I will sign it

          • http://www.jaysjournal.com Shaun Doyle

            Let’s do it! I’ll pitch in

          • http://www.jaysjournal.com Shaun Doyle

            Apparently, Buck and Tabby will sign it…..dunno if that helps or not.

          • RyanMueller

            can we get Buck’s hair to sign it?

  • http://jaysjournal.com/ Michael Wray

    oh my goodness jonathan diaz

  • RyanMueller

    did Buck just refer to Diaz as being like John MacDonald? I wonder who might of said that before

  • http://jaysjournal.com/ Michael Wray

    Hate that he just killed the Jays but man there’s a lot to like about Jonathan Schoop.

    • RyanMueller

      he is a big boy for a 2B

  • RyanMueller

    That a boy cornrows

    • http://jaysjournal.com/ Michael Wray

      Colbyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://jaysjournal.com/ Michael Wray

    Who says Rasmus can’t hit the high heat?

    • RyanMueller

      Not me, I say he can’t use a razor, but not the high heat

    • Gary Kimbrel

      Hey, I’m out of town with no cable, did Colby hit in a run?

      • RyanMueller

        yes he did

      • http://jaysjournal.com/ Michael Wray

        Solo homer in the top of the ninth to tie it 1-1 but Lombardozzi drove a triple over his head in the 12th, which led to an O’s walk-off