The Blue Jays had their three game win streak snapped dropping a 4-2 decision to the Indians. The Blue Jays are still a game and a half ahead of the Yankees for first place in the East. The Blue Jays continue their three game series with the Indians Tuesday night sending Marco Estrada to the mound, while the Indians send Cody Anderson to the mound.
Edwin Encarnacion extended his hitting streak to 26 games with a pair of hits. Josh Donaldson had a two run triple in the fifth inning giving him 35 RBI in the month of August tying him with Encarnacion. Ryan Goins had a pair of hits, including a great at bat in the bottom of the ninth which extended his career high hitting streak to ten games. Ben Revere had a pair of hits but his inability to come through in the ninth may reignite the debate over whether Revere or Troy Tulowitzki should be in the leadoff spot. David Price had another strong outing despite being on the losing end, he went seven innings while striking out nine. Brett Cecil’s defensive play in the eighth inning flipping a ground ball with his glove to Justin Smoak to record the second out of the inning was nothing short of a webgem.
Chris Collabello went 0 for 3 at the plate with a pair of strikeouts. Kevin Pillar who got a hit in the ninth, looked awful in his previous three at bats. Russell Martin was 0 for 4, Justin Smoak struck out in the bottom of the eighth inning with the tying and go ahead runs on second and third in the bottom of the eighth.
For all the wonderful defence the Blue Jays have enjoyed this year there were a few plays that were better if they hadn’t been made. In the first inning Ryan Goins had a ground ball hit too him and instead of going for the sure out at first he tried to gun down the lead runner, unfortunately he made a bad throw that Donaldson couldn’t come up with. In the ninth Donaldson threw a ball into the Jays Dugout that he would have been better served if he had just held onto the ball. Oh well, go get em tomorrow night.