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That was bleak. Gussmann didn’t have it, the bulls exploded, and the offense wasn’t able to launch anything. It’s a good thing Jays has already wrapped the series. I think if a bunch of things are going to fail in a pivotal series against a class rival, you’d rather isolate them all in one game.


Kevin Gossman was hit hard today. It started at the top of a second. David Peralta reached one globe, followed by Isaac Paredes with until far away questionable walking. Rene Pinto Blob over Santiago Espinal scored a Peralta goal to give Reyes a 1-0 lead, and Yandy Diaz’s shot over the left field wall made it 4-0. Gausman was able to keep it there for a while, but at the top of Part VII, Isaac Paredes commented on another one with Homer. Overall, Gausman only allowed six hits and walks against seven in 7 runs, but errors occurred in sets and he left the game with Jays down 5-0.

Meanwhile, Jays was unable to do anything with Shane McClanahan. He made five rounds of closing, sat 100 with his Fastball and only allowed three hits (nothing for extra rules) and went against five hits. Unfortunately for Toronto, his shoulder seems fine.

JT Chargois took charge of Tampa Bay in sixth. He wasn’t as sharp as McClanahan, allowing one globe to double the first baseline to Bo Bichette and a single to Matt Chapman. He was able to hit Tuscar Hernandez, though, and then his replacement, Jason Adam, hit Cavan Biggio with a pinch for Espinal.

On the seventh, Adam worked around one ball from Gabriel Moreno to score another zero.

Toronto called Zach Pope to take over from Gusman in eighth. He gave up one line to Randy Arozarena, but Moreno erased it by catching Arozarena by stealing second place. His arm is really something, with strength, speed and dead throws at the money. After Wonder Franco’s exit, Bob Harold Ramirez hits the jersey. Rays dared Moreno’s arm again, and this time disc runner Taylor Walls barely hit the pitch to steal second place. It didn’t matter, as Bob Manuel Margot emerged to finish the inning.

Facing Javy Guerra at the bottom of the eighth, the offense continued to be cut off. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit a blow and Bo Pechet and Chapman knocked out.

Trevor Richards tried his hand at a purge, but succumbed to three more runs on three singles, two walks and a wild pitch while only scoring two. David Phelps took charge and suffered too, walking on walls and then ditching the rules he twice got rid of for Margot. By the time the dust settled, the Rays had expanded to 11-0.

Kevin Herget finished it up for the Rays, and did a clean run.


Jays today: no one

Not much: Only Gausman (-.240) and Hernandez (-0.109) had the number, but that’s mainly because it ended before most of the team could contribute the damage. Everyone except Bo (two hits) deserved the bad prize.


Baltimore is coming to town tomorrow, so the Jays won’t have much time to have fun. The Orioles track Toronto with 5 games with 20 to play (6 head-to-head), so this series can either close the wildcard for the Guys or leave the race too close to rest. Tomorrow’s start has yet to be announced but Guys has announced that Jose Berrios will wait to start Saturday on a regular rest, indicating an important day. Jordan Lyles (10-10, 4.62) will represent The O’s.