The dream of an undefeated season has come to an end

Well, it was a good ride. After operating at a 162-0 pace through the first two days of the 2021 season, the Blue Jays lost to the Yankees by a score of 5-3 and are now mere mortals with a 1-1 record.

Things worth mentioning…

Ross Stripling got the start and pitched, well, just about exactly how you’d expect a swingman, long-reliever type to pitch against the Yankees. Stripling managed to get through only three-and-one-third innings, allowing three earned runs on seven hits and three walks. There wasn’t really a point in Stripling’s outing where you really felt all that confident that a Yankee explosion wasn’t right around the corner. This pretty much sums it up…

Official line for Ross Stripling: “Well that could’ve been worse.”
— Drew F (@DrewGROF) April 3, 2021

Rafal Dolis also had himself a difficult inning in relief, which isn’t something we’re used to based on how things went for him last year. Of course, with Dolis, even though he posted a sparkling ERA in 2020, he was always the type where you felt he was walking the tight rope given how many balls he threw. In Saturday’s outing, Dolis came in …

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Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation

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