Blue Jays 2, Rays 1: No Sweep at the Trop!

The Jays avoided the sweep today in Tampa, despite scoring a minimal 2 runs.

Things worth mentioning…

  • Marco Estrada had his best start of the year, going 6 IP and staying in the game over 5 innings for only the third time this season. He allowed no runs on 4 hits.
  • In his first start of the season, Anthony Alford scored a run and notched his first hit of the year.
  • Luke Maile was fuego again today, gunning out a runner at second and then making a sweet play at home to end the inning.

  • Aldemys Diaz was carted off the field in the fifth, and according to Arash Madani, X Rays were negative for a fracture. The team did announce, however, that he suffered a left ankle sprain.

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  • Gibby was thrown out of today’s contest, being two games in a row he’s been ejected and the third time in 5 games. Unlike yesterday’s strike zone issues, Gibby had come out of the dugout to argue a balk called on Ryan Tepera in the eighth inning.

  • lukewarmwater

    Considering the tortuous schedule with the early game postponements, I’ll take a 4 and 4 road trip any time, especially when they have to play a team that over the years despite having crappy teams has owned us, namely Tampa.
    Good to see Alford in the line up as he gives us good defence and added speed. The almost perfect closer comes through again. Gibby is indeed the man as he ain’t taking no shit this year from the aptly named cretins.