Toronto Blue Jays: Tough times in the royal city

Toronto-Blue-Jays-Baseball-Lineup-CardThe Toronto Blue Jays lost another three game series this past week in Kansas City.

The Jays lost the first game 10-7.  Edwin Encarnacion collected two RBIs during the game.

Jay’s starting pitcher, Dustin McGowan, had a good game, giving up just three hits, two earned runs, three walks, and struck out two batters in six innings pitched.

Despite the loss, Melky Cabrera reached a milestone during the game.  Cabrera set a franchise record for hits in March/April with 4o.  Congratulations Melky!  Keep up the good work.

The Jays lost the second game 4-2.  Encarnacion went two for four at the plate.

Pitcher, Drew Hutchison went seven innings, giving up five hits, four earned runs, a walk, and struck out a total of five batters.

The Jays avoided the sweep by hammering the Royals in the third game 7-3.

Juan Francisco, Colby Rasmus, and Anthony Gose collected two RBIs during the rubber match.

Pitcher, Mark Buehrle, increased his win-loss record to 5-1.  Buehrle pitched six innings, giving up seven hits, two earned runs, two walks and struck out four batters.

I have some news items to pass along.

The Blue Jays have recalled catcher, Erik Kratz from Triple-A Buffalo and optioned Chad Jenkins to the Minor Leagues.

Cabrera suffered a left shin bruised after getting hit by a pitch in game two of the Kansas City series.

The Blue Jays sent second baseman, Ryan Groins to Triple-A Buffalo who has been slumping lately.

The Blue Jays have selected the contract of Chris Getz from Buffalo of the International League (AAA).  To make room on the 40-man roster for Getz, Toronto have released right-handed pitcher, Mickey Storey.

The Jays have also selected the contract of fan favorite, Munenori Kawasaki from Buffalo of the International League.

Toronto faces the Pittsburgh Pirates in the second of a three game series tonight.