Blue Jays lose in the 9th again, 13-9
Happy Fathers Day to all dad`s out there. The Fathers Day game is a rubber match in the three game set. The Blue Jays looking to keep rolling with a series win sent out Scott Copeland to the mound. The Orioles fresh off the late inning victory yesterday sent out their veteran hurler Chris Tillman.
Jimmy Paredes picked up the Orioles first hit with a one out single in the first inning. Jimmy attempted to swipe 2nd base but was gunned down by Russell Martin for the 2nd out. Chris Parmelee struck out to make it an unorthodox 1-2-3 inning.
In the top of the 2nd Matt Wieters hit a lead off single to center field. Chris Davis hit a sure fire double that Kevin Pillar tracked down to hold Chris to a single. Matt Wieters advanced to 3rd on the play. Travis Snider hit the 3rd straight base hit to score Wieters fron 3rd. J.J. Hardy popped straight up for the first out. Ryan Flaherty hit yet another single to score Chris Davis from 3rd. David Lough hit the 5th single of the inning to score Snider from 3rd. Manny Machado hit the 6th straight single to center field and scored another run. Jimmy Paredes hit a 3 run home run to give the Orioles a 7-0 lead. Bo Shultz came in to pitch ending Scott Copelands day at only 1.1 innings pitched. Bo Schultz issued back to back walks to Matt Wieters and Chris Davis. Travis Snider struck out to finally bring an end to the top of the 2nd inning.
Edwin Encarnacion hit a lead off double in the bottom of the 2nd. Justin Smoak struck out swinging on a high fast ball. Russell Martin his a single up center field. Ezequiel Carrera blasted a shot over the right field wall to plate 3 runs and put the Jays back into the game. Kevin Pillar did his job with back to back jacks blasting a home run to left field. Ryan Goins kept the inning going with a single to center field. Jose Reyes hit a bloop double to left field. That put runners on 2nd and 3rd with only one out. Josh Donaldson was intentionally walked to load up the bases. Jose Bautista hit a single to right field to score two more runs. Edwin Encarnacion hit a pop up to 2nd base for the 2nd out. Justin Smoak struck out for the 2nd time in the inning for the 3rd out.
Bo Schultz picked up a much needed 1-2-3 inning.
In the bottom of the 3rd Russell Martin hit a single to right field but advanced to 2nd base on a fielding error. Kevin Pillar hit a single to score Martin from 2nd base. Ryan Goins popped up a ball to 3nd base for the 2nd out of the inning. Jose Reyes ground out to 2nd base to end the inning.
Brad Brach came into the game to pitch the 4th inning. Josh Donaldson led off with a double to center field. Jose Bautista smashed a home run to center field to give the Blue Jays a 9-7 lead.
Phil Coke came in to pitch the top of the 5th inning for the Blue Jays. Chris Davis hit a one out solo home run to center field. With two outs Liam Hendricks entered the game. Ryan Flaherty flied out to end the inning.
In the bottom of the 5th Ezequiel Carrera lead off with an infield single. Kevin Pillar followed that up with a 4 pitch walk. Ryan Goins popped up for the first out. Jose Reyes hit a deep fly ball to center field. Carrera made a base running mistake and failed to advance to 3rd on the play. Chaz Roe came in to the game to pitch to Josh Donaldson who ground out to 2nd base stranding a pair of runners.
In the top of the 6th inning Manny Machado drew a one out walk. Jimmy Paredez hit a single just out of the reach of Goins to left field. Aaron Loup came in to pitch for the Blue Jays. The Orioles put in pinch hitter Delmon young. Loup picked up a crucial ground ball that was turned for a double play to end the inning.
Jose Bautista led off the bottom of the 6th with a walk. Edwin Encarnacion hit a ground ball to 2nd base for the first out. Bautista advanced to 2nd base on the play. Jose Bautista was caught trying to steal 3rd base. Justin Smoak struck out for the 3rd out of the inning.
In the top of the 7th inning Travis Snider hit a ball off the end of the bat and the spin tricked Kevin Pillar and it bounced passed him. Snider ended up making it all the way to 3rd base on the play. Steve Delabar came in with two outs to face J.J. Hardy. Hardy hit a single to left field to score Snider and tie up the game. Ryan Flaherty hit a ball to the wall in center field but Kevin Pillar made a leaping catch to end the inning.
Brian Matusz came into the game to pitch the bottom of the 7th and pitched a 1-2-3 inning for the Orioles.
Manny Machado picked up a one out infield single on a dribbler just passed the pitcher.
In the bottom of the 8th inning Dioner Navarro entered the game as a pinch hitter to replace Ryan Goins. Navarro drew a lead off walk. Munenori Kawasaki came in to pinch run for Navarro. Jose Reyes put down a text book bunt to first base to advance the runner. Darren O’Day came in to face Josh Donaldson. Josh Donaldson struck out for the 2nd out of the inning. Jose Bautista drew another walk to put two runners on base. Edwin Encarnacion hit a pop up to the catcher to end the inning.
Brett Cecil came in to pitch the top of the 9th inning. After one out Cecil issued back to back walks to put two runners on base. J.J. Hardy hit a single up the middle to pick up a run and the lead back to the Orioles. Ryan Flaherty hit a double to center field to score a couple more runs. Ryan Tepera came in to the game to try and get the final out. Manny Machado hit a single to left field and picked up another run for the Orioles. Jimmy Paredes struck out to end the inning.
Zach Britton came in and closed out the game for the Orioles. Russell Martin drew a one out walk to put a runner on base. Danny Valencia came into the game to pinch hit for Ezequiel Carrera and hit into a game ending double play.
- Scott Copeland had his second straight game that wasn’t great. Well, I’m being generous with that on today’s effort. Today was a disaster. His spot in the rotation while only temporary may be in jeopardy.
- Entering the game Kevin Pillar had a great month of June and end of May. The last 30 days he has a .319 average, 4 HR, 16 R, 16 RBI, and 4 SB. Today those numbers kept climbing. He pitched in going 2-3 while stacking more and more stats with a single, 1 HR, 1 BB, 1 R, and 2 RBI.
- Blue Jays had 5 straight innings with the lead off batter reaching base. They totaled 6 innings with the lead off runner on base.
- Bullpen once again costing the Blue Jays the game. Two games in a row on very winnable games the closer has given go ahead runs.
- This series was very telling about how badly the Blue Jays need pitching in both the starters role as well as the bullpen.
- Jose Bautista continues to heat up. Today he reached base 4 times with 2 hits and 2 walks. One of his hits was a monster home run. He also contributed with 4 RBI and and a run.