Jays 7, CLE 9 - May 4th Recap

Pitching: Is Cito getting cocky about the Jays bullpen staff? That's the only reason I can think of that he would ask League to stay in the game in the 8th and 9th innings, instead of bringing in the fresh Frasor as he did in the 10th. League has thrown well, don't get me wrong, but when you're facing a lineup like Cleveland's you can't really take many chances in a 1-run game. As it is, League went on to allow 3 runs, which the Jays offense quickly matched in the same inning to take it to extras. Starter Brian Tallet had a nice rebound game throwing 7 innings while allowing 3 runs and should have had the win. Camp gave up 3 runs in the 12th inning to give the Jays the loss.

Offense: Aaron Hill and Scott Rolen had an error a piece, what is going on with these guys? It seems to me they are in the error column pretty often these days. Mainly due to the extended innings, the Jays offense did have 5 guys with 2 hits, whith Rolen, Lind, and Millar getting a double each, the only multi-base hits the Jays could muster. Snider continued to slump, getting replaced by Kevin Millar after 3 ABs, and his average now sits at .219, not what most of us had envisioned when he started the season. Overall it's this type of loss that hurts most, but I do believe the Jays do have "give up" in their vocabulary. They came back to tie it, and fought very hard to win it in extras. I'm sure this loss was just a bump in the road.

Next up: Bret Cecil (0-0) gets his first ever MLB start against CLE's Anthony Reyes (1-0, 7.58).

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