Another day, another disappointing Taijuan Walker start. The Mariners were denied the sweep of the Blue Jays today with a 4 run 5th inning that they were unable to overcome. Walker held his own until the middle of the 5th, when a missed pitch to Ryan Goins. From there, it all unraveled.
The single bright spot today was the two runs scored by Kyle Seager. He hit his 2nd home run in as many days, and extended his hitting streak to 10 games.
Robinson Cano on the other hard, in year 2 of a 10 year massive contract, has continued to hit barely over his body weight. He finished the series 0-11, even after McClendon tried him out at DH today to try and mix things up a bit.
With the loss, the Mariners fell to 20-23 on the season, and slipped to 4th place in the division. Passing the M’s were the red-hot Rangers, behind the bat of Prince Fielder who are riding a 5 game win streak. The Blue Jays on the other hand, remain in 5th place in the AL East, sitting at 20-26 on the year.
|Toronto Blue Jays
HR – K. Seager (7)
Aaron Sanchez – 6.2 IP, 7 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 K. (4-4)
Taijuan Walker – 5.2 IP, 6 H, 4 ER, 4 BB, 3 K. (1-5)
SSU Player of the Game:
Chris Colabello – This is more a Player of the Series award. Colabello went 6 for 11 this series while hitting 2 home runs as well.