Toronto Blue Jays: Mark Buehle’s record falls to 4-1

After a 8-1 loss to the Boston Red Sox in the first game, I thought that the Toronto Blue Jays were coming back  down to Earth.  After all, it was the team’s second straight loss.

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Mark Buehrle suffered his first loss against the Red Sox this past weekend. His record falls to 4-1

Jay’s starting pitcher, Mark Buehrle recorded his first loss of the 2014 season.  Buehrle gave up 12 hits, six earned runs, three walks, and had no strike outs in 5.1 innings pitched.

“He’ll (Buehrle) bounce back,” said Jay’s manager, John Gibbons inthe post game press conference.  “He was just off tonight.”

The second game was encouraging as the Jays rallied in the bottom of the ninth inning, but the team came up short as Boston won 7-6.

Jay’s starting pitcher, Brandon Morrow was  pulled after 2.2 innings.  The reason?  Not for allowing a lot hits and earned runs.   In fact, Morrow didn’t give up a hit and he just gave up four earned runs.  The reason Gibbons pulled Morrow early was because he gave up eight walks.  “He (Morrow) didn’t throw a strike,” said Gibbons.

Gibbons was happy that his team made a effort to come back during the game. ” We put a run late,” he said.  “We kept the pressure on.”

The Jays hammered the Red Sox in the rubber match 7-1.  “A much needed win,” Gibbons said after the game.

Both Edwin Encarnacion and Brett Lawrie went two for four at the plate.  Both players racked up two RBIs during the game.

R.A. Dickey had a strong outing on the mound.  Dickey pitched 6.1  innings, gave up five hits, an earned run, no walks, and struck out six batters.

“He (Dickey) didn’t walk anybody,” said Gibbons.  “Gives you a much better shot (of winning).”

During the series, the Blue Jays recalled reliever, Chad Jenkins from Triple-A Buffalo.

The Blue Jays are now off to Kansas City to face the Royals, starting tomorrow night.