Quick Reaction

Quick Reaction: Los Angeles Angels 6Toronto Blue Jays 5

The Jays drop two in a row to the Angels after a rare blown save from Roberto Osuna.

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LA Angels

6

Toronto

5

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

W: T. Scribner 1-0
L: R. Osuna 3-1
S: B. Norris 1-3

The Starter

B

F. Liriano

6-5 | 6.0 IP | 3 (3) | 5 H | 1 BB | 4 K |
87 PC, B: 35, S: 52 | 5.88 ERA

Liriano was absolutely cooking this afternoon until a very long 5th inning threw him off his game. He came out for the 6th and promptly gave up four singles in a walk to let the Angels back into the ball game. Still, he only gave up three earned runs and looked downright dominant before the lengthy sit. If anything, he increased any possible trade value for himself and the club and continues to be an above average pitcher at home.

The Hitting

C-

Player H-AB R RBI BB SO 2B-3B-HR SB AVG OBP Slug
J. Bautista 0-5 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 .218 .327 .390
J. Donaldson 1-4 1 0 0 2 0-0-0 0 .239 .362 .428
J. Smoak 2-4 0 0 0 1 0-0-0 0 .301 .380 .594
K. Morales 0-4 0 0 0 3 0-0-0 0 .251 .308 .457
S. Pearce 1-4 1 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 .262 .313 .440
K. Pillar 0-0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 .242 .291 .394
E. Carrera 0-4 0 0 0 1 0-0-0 0 .291 .360 .427
M. Montero 1-2 2 2 2 0 0-0-1 0 .103 .257 .207
R. Refsnyder 0-0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 .135 .200 .216
D. Barney 2-3 1 1 0 1 1-0-0 0 .226 .279 .289
R. Martin 0-1 0 0 0 1 0-0-0 0 .221 .355 .375
R. Goins 1-3 0 1 1 1 1-0-0 0 .206 .263 .326

Miguel Montero picked a nice time to get his first home run as a Blue Jay. He broke the 3-3 tie with a two run bomb to center field but it wasn’t enough as the Angels rallied in the 9th. Jose Bautista was brutal with an 0-5 performance and grounded into the game-ending double play with two runners on and just one out in the bottom of the 9th. His performance has been simply inexcusable this season and he continues to be a liability all over the field.

The Bullpen

D+

Player IP R ER H BB SO PC (B-S) ERA
J. Biagini (3-8) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 10 (2-8) 4.83
J. Smith (3-0) 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 18 (5-13) 3.28
R. Osuna (L, 3-1) 1.0 3 3 2 1 1 21 (6-15) 2.49

The two Joes were excellent in their two innings of work, but a rare three-run inning from Roberto Osuna ultimately cost the Jays this game. Osuna seemed to have trouble with the mound as all his pitches were finding more of the dirt than the strikezone. He had one passed ball that not only tied the game but put Ben Revere on third base. One shallow pop-up later and Revere was home to give the Angels the 6-5 win. Pitchers are going to blow saves, but this one stung a little more than the others. A hit batter, passed ball, and hard-hit singles are not how you want to lose a game.

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