The dream of a 60-0 season is now dead

Well, it was fun while it lasted. Thanks to a late-inning rally, the Blue Jays lots 4-1 to the Rays and the dream of a 60-0 season has now evaporated.

Things worth mentioning…

The best thing about this game was the excellent start from Matt Shoemaker. In his first Major League start in well over a year (his 2019 season got derailed due to a freak injury), Shoemaker went six innings, allowing just one earned run on three hits and one walk while striking out four. Shoemaker looked every bit like the top-of-the-rotation guy he was during his short sample size in Toronto last season. As frustrating as tonight’s game was, seeing Shoemaker put together a return like that after tearing his ACL last April was a brilliant sight to behold. That’s certainly a positive sign for the season.
Unfortunately for Shoemaker, he wasn’t able to pick up a W because the offence was nowhere to be found. The lineup simply couldn’t solve Ryan Yarborough, who allowed just four hits over five-and-a-third. The only damage done by the Jays on Saturday night was a solo jack (he loves doing these in Florida) …

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Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation

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