Another Kikuchi start, another Kikuchi disaster as Jays fall to Orioles 7-3

Rogers Communications may have some interest brewing in co-ownership, as Ryan Mountcastle and Kyle Bradish are a duo that the Jays can’t find an answer for. That being said, the Blue Jays dropped another frustrating game to the Baltimore Orioles 7-3 on Monday night. The Jays fell behind early once again, the 6th straight game in which they have failed to score first.

The main culprit was once again Yusei Kikuchi, who put together another less-than-stellar performance, to put it nicely. John Schneider told the media Kikuchi earned another start despite his subpar performance last week against the Orioles, but he didn’t give the Jays much of a reason for him to get another one. It was a Kikuchi-esque start right off the bat, as Baltimore scored a run in the 1st from an Anthony Santander RBI single.
Of course, it wouldn’t be a Blue Jays-Orioles game without Ryan Mountcastle hitting a home run. He absolutely tattoed a Kikuchi fastball into the left field seats in the 3rd inning, giving the Orioles a 3-0 lead.
The Blue Jays would fight back in the bottom of the 3rd, as they worked the bases loaded against Kyle Bradish. Gurriel Jr. was due up, and that’s who the Jays want when the bases are juiced. Gurriel conti …

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Author: Evan Stack / Blue Jays Nation