Blue Jays lose in the 9th inning to the Orioles, 5-3


The Blue Jays opened up the game this afternoon on quite a hot streak. They picked up another win Friday night. Looking to win another series the Jays sent out the veteran lefty hurler Mark Buehrle. The Orioles countered with their young pitcher Kevin Gausman.

The Orioles opened up the game with a double by Manny Machado. Travis Snider singled to right field moving Machado to 3rd base. Adam Jones hit into a fielders choice that scored Machado on the play. Delmon Young hit into a double play to end the inning. The Orioles jump out to a quick 1-0 lead.

The Blue Jays answered with a lead off double of their own by Jose Reyes. Josh Donaldson drew a walk to put two runners on base. Jose Bautista almost hit into a double play but beat out the throw reaching on fielders choice. Jose Reyes advanced on the play. Edwin Encarnacion hit a sacrifice fly scoring Jose Reyes from 3rd base. Chris Colabello grounded out to end the inning but the Blue Jays respond and tied up the game.

Russell Martin opened up the bottom of the 2nd inning being hit by a pitch. Dioner Navarro slapped a single to right field. Russell Martin advanced to 3rd base on the play. Kevin Gausman threw a wild pitch to score Russell Martin from 3rd. Kevin Pillar hit a dribbler to 3rd base and beat out the throw to first for an infield single. Ryan Goins popped up for the 1st out of the inning. Jose Reyes followed that up with a pop up as well. Kevin Gausman picked up two outs on two pitches. Josh Donaldson hit the 3rd pop up of the inning to end the frame.

In the top of the 3rd inning Ryan Flaherty laid down a bunt that just got past Buehrle for an infield single. Russell Martin had a pass ball that allowed Flaherty to move to 2nd base. Mark Buehrle escaped the inning after getting the next three batters out with ease.

In the bottom of the 5th Josh Donaldson reached base with two outs on an infield single. He was stranded after Jose Bautista popped out to end the inning.

Manny Machado hit hit a one out single in the top of the 6th inning. That snapped Buehrle’s streak of 10 batters retired in a row. Travis Snider hit a ground rule double that bounced into the seats. Adam Jones was issued an intentional walk to load up the bases. Delmon Young hit a sacrifice fly to score a run and tie up the game. Chris Davis struck out to end the inning.

In the bottom of the 6th inning Chaz Roe came in to pitch for the Orioles. Russell Martin smashed a two out broken bat double off the left field wall. Dioneer Navarro was issued an intentional walk. Kevin Pillar struck out to end the inning.

In the top of the 7th inning Ezequiel Carrera came in as a defensive replacement for Chris Colabello. Nolan Reimold  hit a single to left field to lead off the inning. J.J. Hardy hit a deep fly ball to right field. Reimold tagged up and advanced to 2nd base. Ryan Flaherty ground out to 1st base advancing Reimold to 3rd base. Caleb Joseph ground out to 3rd base to end the inning.

Brad Brach entered the game to pitch the 7th inning for the Orioles and picked up a 1-2-3 inning.

Roberto Osuna came in to the game to pitch the 8th inning. Travis Snider picked up a one out single for his 3rd hit of the game. David Lough entered the game as a pinch runner. Adam Jones struck out swinging for the 2nd out. Delmon Young hit a fly ball to shall right field to end the inning.

Jose Bautista led off the bottom of the 8th with a single to center field. Edwin Encarnacion hit a bloop single to center field advancing Bautista to 3rd base. Ezequiel Carrera walked to load up the bases with no outs. Russell Martin struck out swinging for the first out. Dioner Navarro struck out swinging for the 2nd out. Kevin Pillar struck out swinging to end the inning. Leaving all 3 runners stranded.

Aaron Loup came into the game to pitch the 9th inning. Chris Davis led off the inning with a single to right field. Nolan Reimold struck out for the first out. J.J. Hardy hit into a fielders choice making it two outs for the inning. Ryan Flaherty was hit by a pitch to put two runners on base. Caleb Joseph hit a single to center to score the go ahead run. Ryan Tepera entered the game to face Manny Machado. Manny hit a double to left field to score two more runs. David Lough ground out to end the inning.

Zach Britton entered the game to try and close it out for the Orioles. Danny Valencia came into the game to pinch hit for Ryan Goins. Valencia hit an infield single to get on base and lead off the 9th. Jose Reyes hit a dribbler to 1st base and with a head first slide squeaks out an infield single. Josh Donaldson hit a ground ball to short for the 1st out. Both of the runners advanced into scoring position. Jose Bautista hit a single to center scoring a run. Edwin Encarnacion hit a ground ball to 2nd base and the Orioles turned a double play to end the game.

Game Notes:

  • Mark Buehrle did not factor into the decision of the game leaving after 7 with the score tied up. This was a typical Buehrle day. He soaked up 7 innings giving up only 2. Today was his 9th quality start of the season.
  • Josh Donaldson reached base twice today. He picked up single a walk. He showed great range in the field and a cannon for an arm. He continues to contribute day in and day out.
  • Jose Bautista still appears to be lacking his full arm strength and the league seems to know about it. They are challenging Jose to make throws and his cannon just doesn’t seem to be there yet.
  • The offense had plenty of chanced to score runs but failed to plate them. None more glaring than the bases loaded with no outs in the 8th inning and they failed to score a run.
  • The bullpen dropped the ball allowing 3 runs in the 9th inning. The lone bright spot was Roberto Osuna who pitched the 8th inning.


Game Ball. Jose Bautista. OFFENSE . D. Today was a day of what if`s. Today had a total of 22 runners LOB. Not a pretty stat to look at. That ballooned in the 8th inning when they failed to convert a single run with the bases loaded and nobody out. The good news is Jose Reyes and Jose Bautista picked up multi-hit games. Jose hitting in the clutch gets today`s game ball. They needed one or two more clutch hits but couldn`t get them. 

STARTING PITCHER. B+. Mark was mostly vintage Mark this afternoon. He was on point with his command. Picked up plenty of ground ball outs and even a few strike outs. Mark cruised through several innings retiring 10 in a row. Mark picked up another quality start going 7 and only giving up the 2 runs. His final line was 7 IP, 6 H, 1 BB, 2 ER, and 5 K.. . Mark Buehrle

BULLPEN . F. The bullpen came into the game in the 8th needing to pick up 2 innings. Roberto Osuna pitched a decent 8th inning but the 9th inning was a disaster. Aaron Loup is the pitcher of record for the runs but Ryan Tepera gave up a two run double. They combined for 2 IP, 4 H, 3 ER and 3 K. . Game Ball. Roberto Osuna