Quick Reaction

Quick Reaction: Baltimore Orioles 2 Toronto Blue Jays 0

The Baltimore Orioles' Ubaldo Jimenez pitches against the Toronto Blue Jays at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore on Saturday, April 11, 2015. The Orioles won, 7-1, as Jimenez worked seven shutout innings, striking out eight. (Karl Merton Ferron/Baltimore Sun/TNS)

The Jays get shutout by…Ubaldo Jimenez? Yes. It sucks.

Baltimore

2

Toronto

0

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

W: U. Jiménez 3-3
L: J. Happ 2-5
S: B. Brach 2-1

The Starter

B

J. Happ

L, 2-5 | 6.1 IP | 2 (2) | 8 H | 2 BB | 2 K |
92 PC, B: 37, S: 55 | 3.71 ERA

Happ was knocked around for eight hits in just over six innings of work but he scattered them well enough to give the Jays a chance to win. He allowed just two runs and had his fastball down and in the zone. He still missed a lot of opportunities when Martin wanted the ball upstairs and his two strikeouts weren’t enough to compete with Jimenez.

The Hitting

F

Player H-AB R RBI BB SO 2B-3B-HR SB AVG OBP Slug
J. Bautista 0-4 0 0 0 2 0-0-0 0 .234 .341 .420
R. Martin 1-4 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 .219 .371 .379
J. Donaldson 0-4 0 0 0 1 0-0-0 0 .257 .357 .493
J. Smoak 0-4 0 0 0 1 0-0-0 0 .296 .362 .581
K. Morales 0-3 0 0 0 3 0-0-0 0 .260 .308 .470
T. Tulowitzki 0-2 0 0 1 0 0-0-0 0 .233 .293 .358
E. Carrera 0-3 0 0 0 1 0-0-0 1 .288 .356 .400
K. Pillar 1-3 0 0 0 1 1-0-0 0 .259 .312 .420
R. Goins 1-3 0 0 0 0 1-0-0 0 .216 .278 .351

Three hits. One walk. That’s the combined output from the Jays tonight and while Ubaldo Jimenez was downright nasty, the lack of offense is still completely inexcusable. Kendrys Morales has now struck out five straight times and looked like he was swinging with a matchstick. Josh Donaldson had trouble picking up the ball and Smoak cooled off at the worst possible time with the all-star momentum coming his way. The Jays squandered a huge opportunity in this series against a team that was giving out runs for free.

The Bullpen

A+

Player IP R ER H BB SO PC (B-S) ERA
D. Leone (1-0) 1.2 0 0 0 0 2 19 (7-12) 3.19
R. Tepera (4-1) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 11 (2-9) 3.10

Leone and Tepera were the lone bright spot (outside of an insane Kevin Pillar catch) in this game. The two relievers retired every batter they faced and combined for three strikeouts with no walks.

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