ON THE MOUND
Kuma wasn’t his sharpest, getting himself in and out of trouble all night long but, he still kept ’em in it. Rare though, for him to give up more walks than strikeouts (in fact, first time this season that happened). The lead-off triple in the 8th was his undoing, he got an out before giving up the run-scoring, game tying single but that would be it for his night . . .
7.1 innings ~ FOUR hits ~ TWO earned runs ~ THREE walks ~ TWO strikeouts
} Yoervis was, shall we say, less than effective (unlike his outing in BAL yesterday) he recorded an out but then allowed a single, threw a wild pitch and walked a batter to load the bases
) Enter Ollie who allowed a TWO-run single that put the Jays ahead 3-1, then in the 9th he allowed a double but no runs – too little, too late
AT THE PLATE
They were able to get their share of hits off Dickey but, only one that counted . . .
~ Justin had a VERY HIGH homer – such that the camera TV couldn’t capture the entire trajectory (I was also listening to the radio and Aaron described it as “scraping the moon”)
~ “the Michaels” were the only ones without a hit and, Humberto (of all people) was the only one to have TWO hits
IN THE FIELD
* With TWO on TWO outs in the 8th after the Jays had just taken a 3-1 lead, Brad tagged a runner out (he slid right into Brad’s glove) but he was called safe (ended up being moot, as the batter struck out).
*I heard talk of another missed call (this one at 1B) but I didn’t see / hear that one (suffice it to say, ‘t wasn’t the umps best game)
* M’s turned ONE dp, Jays TWO
* Humberto was a bit of a mixed bag tonight ~ made some nice blocks and a nice pop-up catch but missed another and, on the bases missed tagging and going to 3B on a fly ball
tweets of the game . . .
After the game, it was reported that Tom has been sent down to AAA Tacoma . . .
No announced corresponding move yet (I’ll guess Capps or Bawcom). Shannon mentioned on the post game that Jesus’s suspension leaves an opening on the 40-man though, so could allow someone from AA Jackson to be added.