Game Recap: Blue Jays Disappoint Against Phillies

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Entering the second game of a two game set against the Phillies, the Blue Jays were aiming their sights on catching up with the division leading Yankees. Unfortunately, in spite of being a very flawed team, the Yankees refuse to lose recently—and they won again tonight. The MLB basement dwelling Phillies didn’t roll over and make things easy for the Blue Jays either. In fact, tonight it appeared as if the two teams had switched positions.

Mark Buehrle had a disappointing night allowing three runs in the first and another in the third. The Jays pinch hit for him in the top of the 5th in an attempt to continue a rally. It didn’t pan out and Buehrle couldn’t have done any worse than the man who replaced him. Hindsight of course.

The Jays bats were stymied by rookie Adam Morgan until they managed two runs off him in the 5th. Edwin Encarnacion homered and Cliff Pennington doubled home Ben Revere.

Bo Schultz had just the second bad outing he’s had all year. He allowed two home runs and three earned in the 5th. He pitched the 6th as well and fared much better. Liam Hendriks and Mark Lowe held the Phillies in check for the 7th and 8th innings.

Adam Morgan curiously was pulled after the 7th even though he was at just 83 pitches. Happy to see him depart, the Jays tacked on two more runs in the 8th. The Jays couldn’t complete the comeback in the 9th.

Game Notes:

– a Cesar Hernandez botched a perfect double play ball in the 8th which allowed the Jays to score two runs

Russell Martin looked terrible running to first in the 9th inning with his bum hamstring. He did actually reached base on the play

 Mark allowed 7 hits and 4 runs over 4 innings pitched. His case wasn’t helped by two errors from Russell Martin and <strong><a href=. . Mark Buehrle. STARTING PITCHING . “D+”

“RELIEVER” . “D”. Bo Schultz put things out reach for the Blue Jays with his poor inning. Hendriks and Lowe threw scoreless innings. Lowe’s inning was also walkless/hitless. . Mark Lowe

Edwin Encarnacion. “OFFENCE” . “B-”. The Jays scored 4 runs but only had 5 hits. Edwin led the way with a home run .

MVJ: Edwin Encarnacion

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