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:
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.
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 …
Author: Hayden Godfrey / Blue Jays Nation