Back down to .500 we go.
- For the first time all season the Blue Jays weren’t able to pick up a win when reaching the five-run threshold. It was kind of a shocking streak given how bad Toronto’s starting pitching has been for the majority of the season, but, in 2018, when this team scored Magic Number Five, they won. Not tonight though as Aaron Sanchez and the bullpen got tagged for 10 runs against.
- Sanchez had a pretty rough outing as he struggled with command and was only able to work through four innings. Though he tied a season-high with eight strikeouts, Sanchez walked four batters, continuing his alarming trend of not being able to control the strike zone. The ‘pen didn’t do much to help out either as both Seung-Hwan Oh and John Axford allowed homers for Oakland to extend their lead.
- Kendrys Morales went 0-for-4 and now has a .499 OPS for the season. That’s like pitcher in the National League level shit. I mean, you can’t even rationalize that from a gold glove calibre player, so you really can’t have that from your designated hitter. There’s no actual reason to scapegoat Morales for this game, or anything, it just seemed necessary to point it out. I could also point out that Josh Donaldson had some ugly at bats tonight but I’m not sure if we’re there yet.