Lowly Blue Jays trounced by Diamondbacks in sluggish fashion

Despite the lovely weather that surrounded Rogers Centre this weekend, the Blue Jays, playing some of the worst baseball of their season, fell humiliatingly to the Arizona Diamondbacks in a dreadful series that ended with a D-Backs sweep.
With a stellar combination of starting pitching (Zack Greinke, looking at you…), clutch hitting, and dependable relief performances, the Diamondbacks were able to outscore the Blue Jays 22-4 to improve to 34-32 on the season.
Here’s a look at the good, the bad, and the weird from a forgettable series against the NL West’s Diamondbacks:
The Good
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. (5-for-12, HR, 3B, 2B), one of the few plus performers at the plate, had a tremendous set. Danny Jansen (2-for-5, 2 BB, 2B, RBI) was sound at the plate, playing impressive defense to match.
On the mound, Joe Biagini (1.0 IP, 2 SO, 0 H) and Derek Law (3.1 IP, ER, 2 H, 3 SO, 2 BB) were solid, as was Tim Mayza (1.0 IP, H, 0 R). Elvis Luciano (4.0 IP, 2 H, ER, 2 BB, 3 SO) appeared relatively stable in two appearances, lowering his ERA to 5.93.
The Bad
Clayton Richard (2.2 IP, 7 H, 7 ER, 2 BB) was destroyed by Arizona hitters, as was Thomas Pannone (1.1 IP, 2 H, ER, 2 BB). Starters Marcus Stroman (5.2 IP, 7 …

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Author: Hayden Godfrey / Blue Jays Nation

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