Toronto Blue Jays: Rough outing against the Minnesota Twins

The Toronto Blue Jays hit a brick wall this past week, losing two out of three games against the Minnesota Twins.  The Jays were also out scored 19-14 during the series.

The Jays started where the team left off in Baltimore, winning 9-3 in the first game.

Jose Bautista went three for five at the plate and Brett Lawrie collected five RBIs.  Not bad.

Jay’s pitcher, Brandon Morrow lasted just 3.2 innings.  Morrow gave up four hits, two earned runs, four walks, and struck out just four batters.

Game two was postponed because of the weather.  The Jays played in a double-header on Thursday and lost both games.

The Jays got hammered in the first game of the double-header 7-0.

Colby Rasmus and Josh Thole went two for three at the plate.

R.A. Dickey had a terrible outing on the mound.  Dickey gave up seven hits, five earned runs, five walks, and struck out just four batters in 4.1 innings pitched.

The second game was just as bad.  Toronto lost 9-5.

Edwin Encarnacion went two for three at the plate.

Pitcher, Dustin McGowan got roughed up good on the mound.  McGowan gave up six hits, three earned runs, four walks, and struck out just three batters in four innings pitched.

Hopefully, this series is just a blip on the radar screen.

Here are some team statistics.

Melky Cabrera is first in hits (28) , and batting average (.337).  Bautista is first in home runs with six.  Bautista is also tied with Dioneer Navarro in RBIs (12).


Mark Buehrle is off to a great start this season with a 4-0 win-loss record a .064 ERA.

Pitching: Mark Buehrle is first in the win-loss records with a 4-0 start and is first in Earned Run Average (.064).

Sergio Santos is first in saves with five,

Drew Hutchison is first in strikeouts (24).

A couple of news items to pass along.

Jay’s closer, Casey Janssen is probably going to miss another two weeks with a strained lower back/abdominal muscle.

The Oakland Athletics have claimed Marcus Walden off waivers from the Blue Jays.