Blue Jays drop 2nd in a row to Seattle, lose 3-2


In the middle game of a three game series the Blue Jays sent veteran Mark Buehrle to the mound. The Mariners countered with young James Paxton. James was entering the game on a 20 inning scoreless streak.

Mark Buerhle started out the game on a great note setting aside the first three batters he faced.

In the bottom of the first inning Josh Donaldson started out the game with a double into left center. Jose Bautista was issued a walk and Josh advanced to 3rd base on the ball four wild pitch. Edwin Encarnacion hit a sacrifice fly to center field snapping James Paxton’s scoreless streak in the 1st inning.

In the top of the 2nd inning Kyle Seager tied up the game with a one out solo home run to right field.

Chris Taylor hit one out double to right field in the top of the 3rd inning. Rickie Weeks walked putting two men on base. Willie Bloomquist hit a two run double off the left field wall. Mark Buehrle was able to get out of the inning without giving up any more runs.

In the bottom of the 4th inning Chris Colabello hit a solo home run to left field making it a 3-2 game.

Jose Bautista lead off the bottom of the 6th inning with his 2nd walk of the game. Edwin Encarnacion followed that up with a walk of his own. That set the table for a potential big inning with runners on 1st and 2nd with no outs.  Russell Martin hit a little pop up to the catcher for the first out. Danny Valencia hit a line drive straight to the 2nd basemen Robinson Cano who turned a double play.

Justin Ruggiano started out the 7th inning with a walk. The next batter Login Morrison was hit by a pitch to put the first two batters on base. Mike Zunino put down a sacrifice bunt to advance the runners. Mark Buehrle got out of the inning after getting a shallow fly ball and then a ground ball to end the inning.

James Paxton’s day after the 6th. To start the bottom of the 7th inning the Mariners brought in Tom Wilhelmsen. Chris Colabello picked up a walk to lead off the 8th inning. Chris was stranded after Wilhelmsen retired Pillar, Smoak, and Goins.

After one out in the 8th inning Mark Buehrle walked Robinson Cano and was taken out of the game. Roberto Osuna came in to face Nelson Cruz and got him to strike out swinging.

The Blue Jays couldn’t generate any more offense and drop the game 3-2.

Game Notes:

  • Early in the game both Chris Colabello and Danny Valencia seemed shaky in the field. They both seemed to settle down but some catchable balls could have been reeled in to change the complexity of the 3rd inning.
  • Mark Buehrle had a good day in the office. While it wasn’t perfect it was enough to keep the game close.
  • Ryan Goins appeared to turn his ankle running out of the batters box. He looked like he was going to be taken out of the game but stayed in to play some nice defense.
  • Chris Colabello hit his 2nd home run of the series. He continues to swing a decent bat despite some regression (as expected) to his batting average.


Danny Valencia would have picked up the game ball for his two singles but Chris Colabello steals that honor away. Chris hit his 2nd home run of the series and 3rd of the season. The only other hit on the day was Josh Donaldson’s double in the first inning. The offense struggled today but were able to put up more than a couple runs. . Game Ball. Chris Colabello. OFFENSE . D-

STARTING PITCHER. B+. Mark Buehrle was vintage Mark today. He was efficient with his pitches. He pitched to contact. He picked up a couple strike outs. He pitched into the 8th inning and picked up his 5th quality start. His line ended up a respectable 7.1 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 3 BB, and 4 K on only 97 pitches.. . Mark Buehrle

A. Roberto came into the game needing to pick up two tough outs. He struck out Nelson Cruz and also retired Kyle Seager. <strong><a href=. Game Ball. Roberto Osuna. BULLPEN