That went just about as well as you’d have expected it to. The Blue Jays, on Tanner Roark day, take the loss by a score of 7-4.
Things worth mentioning…
I was willing to give Tanner Roark the benefit of the doubt after a miserable 2020 season given the fact that there wasn’t a normal spring training before the 60-game sprint and a lot of pitchers struggled because of it. But, this season, Roark had ample time to get the Diesel Engine rolling (he allowed 10 earned runs in 10 2/3 spring innings) and he still got lit up by a hapless Rangers offence on Tuesday. Roark got clubbed for five earned runs on six hits, three of which were homers, and only lasted three innings.
I don’t know how you can put Mayza and Kirk on the roster because you’re only here to win ballgames this year, then give Roark any more than three starts if they’re going to be like this. Maybe two.
— Andrew Stoeten (@AndrewStoeten) April 7, 2021
I know it’s just one start but… yeesh. Roark was only able to hit 92 miles-per-hour or higher on the gun three times and his pitches that are supposed to …
Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation