Quick Reaction

Quick Reaction: Tampa Bay 7 Toronto 2

The Jays open up the season 1-5 after another defeat in the Trop, but lost a lot more than just the game.

Toronto

2

Tampa Bay

7

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Toronto 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 1
Tampa Bay 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 2 7 9 0

W: J. Odorizzi 1-1
L: M. Estrada 0-1

The Starter

C

M. Estrada

L, 0-1 | 5.0 IP | 5 (5) | 7 H | 2 BB | 5 K |
99 PC, B: 35, S: 64 | 5.73 ERA

Marco Uh-Oh. Estrada was hurt by the long ball this afternoon and let a few mistakes cost the Jays the game. He left his pitches up in the zone and the Rays’ batters made him pay for it. Tampa seemed to be sitting on the change-up and when Estrada missed his location with it the Rays made him pay. He still racked up five strikeouts in five innings but will need to be more careful with big bats at the plates and runners on base behind him.

The Hitting

D

Player H-AB R RBI BB SO 2B-3B-HR SB AVG OBP Slug
D. Travis 0-4 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 .130 .167 .130
J. Donaldson 1-3 1 1 0 1 0-0-1 0 .348 .444 .652
R. Goins 0-1 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 .000 .000 .000
J. Bautista 1-3 1 0 1 0 1-0-0 0 .136 .286 .182
K. Morales 1-3 0 0 0 0 1-0-0 0 .208 .296 .417
T. Tulowitzki 0-3 0 1 0 0 0-0-0 0 .125 .160 .292
R. Martin 0-3 0 0 0 1 0-0-0 0 .000 .300 .000
J. Smoak 0-3 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 .278 .316 .389
K. Pillar 0-3 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 .273 .304 .273
E. Carrera 0-3 0 0 0 2 0-0-0 0 .250 .250 .333

Three hits is very bad. So is just one walk. What’s even worse than both of those things is watching Josh Donaldson limp off the field. He hit another home run today and has been by far the Jays’ best player very early in the season. He’s the only batter hitting with any consistency for Toronto this year and while Morales’ 6 rbi were nice don’t forget that four of them came off a grand slam. Losing Donaldson for any amount of time will be huge and we just hope he’s ready to go sooner than later.

The Bullpen

C+

Player IP R ER H BB SO PC (B-S) ERA
R. Tepera (0-0) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 12 (2-10) 2.25
A. Loup (0-0) 0.2 0 0 0 1 1 21 (10-11) 3.38
C. Lawrence (0-1) 1.1 2 2 2 2 1 30 (12-18) 13.50

Anytime you see Tepera, Loup and Lawrence as the three arms out of the pen chances are the game was out of reach. Tepera had a very strong inning and outside of one walk Loup was strong as well. Lawrence was brutal again giving up two hits, two walks and two runs to seal the deal for Tampa. We won’t be surprised if he spends some time away from the mound.

Notable Hitters

D

R. Martin

0-3 | 0 BB | 0 R | 0 2B | 0 3B | 0 HR | 1 K | 0 SB | AVG: .000, OBP: .300, Slug: .000

Please start hitting.

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