Thursday, May 07, 2009

Doc'd: Blue Jays 13; Angels 1

This game was over early, as the score indicates. Anthony Ortega retired just four batters, two fewer than he allowed to score. The Blue Jays scored two in the first and five in the second on their way to an easy victory. The cushion was far more than Roy Halladay needed. Halladay shut out the Angels for 7.2 innings before the hustle of Howie Kendrick and a two out single by Jeff Mathis got the Angels on the board.

The offense was as innefective as the pitching. The Angels collected just _ hits, and never really threatened. Gary Matthews probably had the roughest night for the Angels, going 0-3 with three strike outs in his first three at bats. It didn't matter, but Justin Speier followed up the other night's poor outing with, well, another poor outing. He allowed five runs in the eighth.

* Mike Scioscia was ejected in the top of the eighth after Justin Speier hit Rod Barajas, prompting a warning to both benches. It came right after Speier had allowed five runs in two batters, culminating in Lyle Overbay's three run homer.
* On the bright side, if you're going to give up 13 runs, you may as well do it when Doc Halladay is on the mound. Chances are three runs will be enough to beat you, so the rest are just superfluous.
* Two guys are going to have to go back to the minors when John Lackey and Ervin Santana come back. Anthony Ortega just made one of those decisions really, really easy.

No comments: