Blue Jays bats silent as Melky is forced to leave the game


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Completely over shadowed by the Raptors game, the Blue Jays were also in action tonight. In a pitching match up that saw two of the game’s younger pitcher square off against each other.

Hutchison pitched deep into the game which the Jays needed by going 7 innings. He allowed 4 runs on 5 hits, one walk, and 5 strikeouts. Todd Redmond pitched an inning and only allowed one hit. Kansas City’s rookie sensation Yordano Ventura allowed 2 hit and 2 walks in 5 scoreless innings. Kansas City’s bullpen let them down when Duffy allowed to runs to score to tie the game at the time.

The offence was lead by Edwin Encarnacion who collected 2 hits and a RBI. Overall this was a horrible display of the offence. The Jays hitters struck out a total of 11 times and left 12 runners on base, and went 2-14 with runners in scoring position. Also, Jose Bautista continued his streak of getting on base in every game this season.

For Kansas City Eric Hosmer lead the way with two doubles and two RBI’s and was assisted by Alcides Escobar who also collected two RBI’s.

The major incident that occurred was when the first pitch from Danny Duffy hit Melky Cabrera right under his left knee forcing the major league hit leader to leave the game. In pain, Melky could not put any weight on his foot and was helped off the field. X-rays came back negative and he is listed as day to day