We were supposed to get a bunch of home runs against Mariners starter Yusei Kikuchi but we didn’t get much of any type of hit against him. He allowed just 2 hits and 1 walk, with 9 strikeouts against us. We just couldn’t figure him out all day.
The Mariners hit a bunch of home runs, four of them.
Our opener, Wilmer Font gave up a solo homer (just clearing the wall), plus two other hits, with 3 strikeouts in his 2 innings.
Thomas Pannone pitched 3.2, gave up 2 more home runs, 4 hits total, 3 earned, 2 walks and 2 strikeouts. He wasn’t good today. One of the homers just barely cleared the wall, the other one was hit hard.
Sam Gaviglio gave up a solo shot in his his 1.1 and had a strikeout.
In Justin Shafer we finally had a picture not give up a home run. He did gave up a single and a walk with a strikeout in his inning.
Zack Godley gave up 2 more runs (without the aid of a home run) in his inning. He might have been helped out but Randal Grichuk decided to throw to second instead of throwing to the cutoff man, allowing a runner from second to score easy.
Kikuchi pitched a complete game shutout. Grichuk had a single and Brandon Drury (he was the only Jay to make it to second base) had a double and that was it for hitting. Cavan Biggio had 3 strikeouts.
The game was over in 2 hours and 25 minutes.
Tomorrow is an off day and then we have 3 in LA against the Dodgers.
No Jays of the Day.
Suckage: Pannone (-.159 WPA), and Jansen (-.095).
The GameThread zipped along too, only time for 162 comments. I led us to a dismal effort.