Despite Blake Snell pitching a no-hitter (no surprise) into the sixth, the Rays lost against the Blue Jays because of a two-run double from Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
The double gave the Jays a 2-1 lead and the first run for the Jays all game. Including his double, Gurriel Jr. was 1-for-3 and one strikeout.
Snell’s first three innings were nine-up, nine-down with five strikeouts, while Blue Jays starter Clay Buchholz allowed four hits in the same time span and wasn’t able to strike out a batter.
Pannone earned the win the just one inning pitched and Rays reliever Chaz Roe really messed up and earned the loss in just two outs.
At the bottom of the seventh, Gurriel Jr. hit a two-run double to give the Jays a 2-1 lead and their first runs of the game, Smoak and Grichuk were in to score. Smoak was able to hit a zero-out single to right infield and Randal Grichuk was able to hit a line drive double to advance Smoak to third. Chaz Roe came in for Blake Snell that was pitching a spectacular game, and Roe messed it all up for them — earning two runs on …
Author: Thomas Williams / Blue Jays Nation