Postgame Recap: Toronto Blue Jays Allow Rays To Walk Off Literally With The Win
May 9, 2013; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Mark DeRosa (16) reacts in the eighth inning after he struck out during the eighth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Tampa Bay Rays defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 5-4. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
The Jays lost in arguably the worst way possible tonight with a bases-loaded, two-out, full count, rip your heart out walk-off base on balls given by Brad Lincoln to Luke Scott. The Toronto Blue Jays gift-wrapped this game for the Tampa Bay Rays. They didn’t even make them swing the bat. I could have won this game at the plate by just standing there.
Until the aforementioned dramatics, we actually had a pretty game going on tonight at Tropicana Field. Both R.A. Dickey and David Price showed us flashes of their former brilliance; both pitched strong outings. Dickey went for six innings, allowing five hits, five walks, three runs (two earned) while striking out five. Both pitchers ended up with the no-decision but Price was the better of the two former Cy Young Award winners, going eight strong allowing seven hits, four runs (two earned) and just one base on balls to go along with eight strikeouts.
Rajai Davis showed us he REALLY wants this open lead off spot by stealing second and third on back-to-back plays. He’s actually been one Blue Jay I have been relatively happy with this year (his creative route to this fly ball not included).
Jose Bautista hit a clutch RBI double in the third, had a sacrifice fly in the fifth and gunned down Evan Longoria at that plate in the eighth to keep the game tied at four. All-Star like performance from Jose tonight even though he was only officially 1 for 4.
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