After a dreadful series against the Angels, the Toronto Blue Jays won the first two games over Seattle. I’ll get to those games later. Right now I want to discuss the final game of the series.
Returning from injury, pitcher J.A. Happ took to the mound. The Jays were up by a score of 7-3. Happ pitched well until the fourth inning. In that inning, Seattle loaded the bases. Jay’s manager, John Gibbons pulled Happ and summoned the bullpen. In a blink of an eye, the Mariners scored six unanswered runs and eventually won the game 9-7.
As a Blue Jay fan, it was heartbreaking to see Toronto squander the lead.
Edwin Encarnacion and Adam Lind went two for three at the plate. Both players had a RBI.
The Jays kicked off the three game series with a 3-1 victory.
Brett Lawrie went three for four at the plate. Starting pitcher, R.A. Dickey had a good night on the mound. Dickey gave up eight hits, an earned run, two walks, and struck out five batters in 7.2 innings pitched.
The Blue Jays hammered the Mariners in the second game 7-2. Jose Bautista went two for three at the plate. Starting pitcher, Josh Johnson was superb on the mound. In five innings pitched, Johnson gave up five hits, no earned runs, two walks, and struck out five batters.
I got some Blue Jay news to pass along.
Reliever, Jaun Perez has been placed on the 60-day disabled list with a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his left elbow. The Jays have recalled right-hander Mickey Storey,
Perez is likely to undergo Tommy John surgery and won’t return until at least 12 months.
Update: Starting pitcher, Drew Hutchinson, who was injured last season, has been activated from the 60-day disabled list and was optioned to Triple A Buffalo.
The Blue Jays continue their four game series against the Oakland Athletics tomorrow.