Canada Day at the Rogers Centre started with a nearly sold out crowd on their feet singing along to our great anthem, ready to watch the Toronto Blue Jays try and win their 3rd game in a row. Unfortunately, the Jays’ bats and pitching proved to be a complete let down. With the Jays starter, Aaron Laffey, getting the call, the Los Angeles Angels quickly took a 1-0 lead when the leadoff hitter, Mike Trout, came home to score from his double in the first inning.
Laffey ended up pitching 6 strong innings, 93 pitches and 4 hits. He left the game with his team losing 3-0. Yet the Jays prevailed and tied it 3-3 at the end of the 7th.
And that is when the disappointment started.
Blue Jays middle reliever, Francisco Cordero, got the call to pitch the top of the 8th. He has proven, over the 32.1 innings he’s pitched so far this season, that he is not a pitcher that can be relied on. He has given up 43 hits (!!!) already this season – in 32 innings! Continue reading