The bats go completely silent as the Rays end the Blue Jays’ winning streak

It was a great ride, but the Blue Jays’ winning streak is over after six games. The bats fell asleep as the team got edged by the Rays 2-1 in extra innings.

Things worth mentioning…
Without any starters available, the Rays operated with a bullpen game, starting Aaron Slegers with the intention of getting a couple of good innings. The Blue Jays couldn’t solve Slegers at all, as he ended up tossing four hitless innings. It wasn’t until Sean Gilmartin came into the game in the fifth inning that Toronto finally got something going. After walks to Vlad Jr. and Lourdes Gurriel, Joe Panik hit a single to load the bases. Finally, Cavan Biggio came up and took a bases-loaded walk to drive in what would be the Jays’ only run of the game. Not ideal!
In the seventh inning, the Jays threatened again as Biggio hit a single and stole second with Randal Grichuk at the plate. Grichuk would strike out, but catcher Mike Zunino couldn’t handle the pitch, allowing Grichuk to trot to first. But, rather than setting up a first-and-third situation, Biggio tried to book it home, where …

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Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation

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