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Jays lose Mayza to injury and game against Twins

Blue Jays 3 Twins 7

The really bad news is that Tim Mayza suffered a dislocated shoulder in a collision at home plate.

Leon filed a tight bunt with Nick Gordon at third and Sandy Leon at home plate. Mayza came running in and tried to grab the ball and make a one-motion tag. He didn’t receive the ball and Gordon ran into his right arm. Mayza remained on the ground. When he was helped, it seemed pretty obvious that his shoulder was separated.

The good news, if there is any, is that it’s his right arm. The bad news is that it’s hard to imagine how he could return this season.

Mayza was not having a good time before the injury. He entered the game at fifth with two outs and a runner at second and quickly gave up a brace, putting the Twins up one run. He came out of the sleeve.

Mayza stayed for the sixth, giving up a solo homer from Jose Miranda. Then a Nick Gordon single. Gordon stole second, getting a huge jump over Mayza, went third on a pitch and then scored on the bunt.

Tim got 2 out, allowed 3 hits and 2 victories, all while allowing the legacy runner to score.

Mitch White made his first start with the Jays. He started the match in the pouring rain, which made it a bit difficult to assess. He went 4.2, allowed 6 hits, 3 earned, 1 walked with 2 strikeouts. He wasn’t terrible. He came out at 85 shots, which was at the top of what he was going to be allowed. One of the hits against was a fly ball that Lourdes Gurriel lost in the lights, which ended up costing White a run.

Anthony Bass got the last two outs of the sixth. Zach Pop threw a very nice seventh.

David Phelps had all sorts of trouble in the eighth, getting just 2 outs and giving up 2 hits, 2 walks and 2 earneds.

Adam Cimber took out the last of the inning.


Offensively?

We didn’t do enough against Dylan Bundy. He went 4 innings, allowing 5 hits, 2 earned (both in his fourth inning), 1 walk and 6 strikeouts.

Both runs came on a Bo Bichette homer, dragging Teoscar Hernandez, who doubled to start the inning.

And we only had 2 hits and 1 run against 6 Twins relievers.

Vlad and Bo landed 2 hits each. Lourdes, Teoscar and Whit Merrifield had the other hits.

There was trouble with bats. Chapman went 0 for 4 with 4 strikeouts (he’s now 1 for 19 in August after being so hot in July. Biggio and Espinal, sharing ninth place, each went 0 for 2 with one strikeout. Cavan watched hit 3 dead center Kirk was 0 of 3 with a walk He is 0 of 12 in August.

Of note, in the eighth, Luis Arraez stole the second on the third shot from Carlos Correa. Danny Jansen felt Correa was interfering with his throw and, in my less than humble opinion, he was right. But the referee disagreed. But, the throw was in time to get the runner, Santiago just felt the catch. It was that kind of night.

On the fun side, Teoscar stole his 6th goal of the season and Merrifield stole his 16th.


Jays of the day: Bo (.148 WPA) and Teoscar (.125).

Suckage: The only one with the number was Mayza, but he’s in enough pain so I won’t give him the award.


It was not a fun game.

I’m going away for a week, going to Churchill, Manitoba. I will try to look into some. But if you wanted to write a FanPost, I can pretty much promise I’ll move it to the front page, as long as your post doesn’t talk about how racist we all are. See the GameThread for the reference.