Unlike the series against Boston, The Toronto Blue Jays did not have a stellar weekend against the Tampa Bay Rays, losing two out of three.
The Blue Jays have struggled at Tropicana Field in Tampa, Florida in recent years. This past weekend was no exception.
The Blue Jays lost the first game in the ninth inning 5-4. Anthony Gose, who was just called up from Triple A Buffalo, went one for four at the plate and collected two RBIs. Maicer Izturis also had a good night at the plate, going three for four.
R.A. Dickey had a solid outing on the mound. Dickey gave up six hits, four earned runs, two walks, and struck out six batters in seven innings pitched.
The Jays came back in the second game and won 6-2. Designated hitter, Adam Lind went two for three at the plate and racked up two RBIs.
Pitcher, J.A. Happ had a good outing on the mound, giving up five hits, two earned runs, a walk and struck out five batters in 5.1 innings pitched..
In the third game, Todd Redmond was on the mound This was first time Redmond pitched in his home state. Redmond had family and family in attendance.
In six innings pitched, Redmond gave up six hits, an earned run, a walk, and struck out four batters. A good solid outing.
Edwin Encarncion went two for four at the plate.
I got a couple news items to pass along.
Jose Reyes is now experiencing some discomfort in his right knee and was told by the team to rest before the start of the New York Yankees series.
The Blue Jays have optioned pitcher, Thad Weber to Triple A Buffalo after activating fan favorite, Munenori Kawasaki off the paternity list.
The Blue Jays play the second game of a double-header tonight against the Yankees.