Game Recap: Blue Jays Stymied by Chris Archer


The Blue Jays were looking to gain more ground on their divisional opponents. There’s no better opportunity to gain ground on a divisional opponent than to play one head to head. That’s the opportunity the Jays have this series against the Rays. They made the most of it last night and were striving to make something of it again tonight.

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To the surprise of no one, Chris Archer stymied the Blue Jays bats through the first 5 innings with the exception of a Dioner Navarro home run. The Jays added another run on an error in the 7th. The tying run could have scored on the play as well but the runner, unfortunately, was Dioner Navarro.

R.A Dickey’s knuckler was active and perhaps too active at times. The Rays kept chipping away and scored one in the 2nd and another 2 in the 5th.

Steve Delabar allowed the Rays lead to increase in the bottom of the 8th giving up a home run.

The Jays got a home run in the 9th but couldn’t complete the comeback against Boxberger.

Game Notes:

Kevin Pillar (officially) made an error after making a nicecatch which allowed a tagging runner from 2nd to score. Ryan Goins could also have been charged with the error on the relay

-Kevin Pillar made up for his error (?) the next inning making an even better catch crashing into the wall in right center.

– Chris Archer seemed to have a generous strike zone

– Dickey and Martin allowed a few balls to get by them which were costly

– The Jays are now 3-18 in games where both teams score less than 4

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“D”.  Delabar failed to prevent an insurance run from the Rays. No game ball for the bullpen.. . “”. “RELIEVER”

Dioner Navarro. “OFFENCE” . “D”. Dioner Navarro had a home run in the 5th. The Jays added another run on an error in the 7th and but that was all the Jays could manage against Chris Archer. <strong><a href=.