With Santos on paternity leave, Cordero will be closing for the Jays today.
Hey Mike, thanks for the question. No i think Santos was simply overthrowing his fastball. He's got great stuff, but Jays fans have to remember that he's a reformed shortstop and has only been pitching for three years. However, he might be a little more tired with having to raise three children now.
Oliver is in to face the left handed hitting Markakis. Still one out and one on first.
The hit and run was on and Reimold had a great jump before Markakis fouled the pitch back.
Reimold stole the base outright. He picked a good pitch to run on, it was high and away from Arencebia, who nevertheless made a strong throw from his knees.
Markakis just got a lucky infield hit, just over Oliver toward Johnson who had no play. 1st and 3rd, one out. Oliver needs a double play to get out of this one unscathed.
Janssen and Cordero are in the pen, and by the looks of it, they seem ready to enter the game. Interesting move to keep the left hander Oliver in against Adam Jones, who's had a big night.
The moves pays off and the 40 year old Oliver gets Jones to chase a ball down and inside. Oliver is a cool cat. He's not at all phased right now.
Arencibia just makes a spectacular block! He keeps the runner at third, but bases are now loaded.
Oliver gives up a single to Betemit and two runs cross the plate. It would appear that Farrel left Oliver in for one batter too many. He's out now and is calling for Casey Janssen from the pen.
Unfortunate turn of events. Morrow loses a chance at the win.
Janssen is the right guy for this situation. Cordero will come on in the 9th if needed.
Janssen Ks Reynolds to end the inning. I agree @frank, Farrel should have pulled Oliver after that walk. Farrel is a smart coach, he'll learn from that move.
Well said everyone. Let's give the coach a mulligan on that one. Jose Bautista time!
Jose hits it hard to Betemit at third who was playing him right on the line. Davis makes a nice catch and tag to retire Bautista for the first out.
Pedro Strop into the game. He's throwing some serious heat 98mph on that last fastball.
M_Massi, Santos is on paternity leave and so he's unavailable.
Encarnacion rips the ball hard to Betemit at third, who begins the double play and ends the inning.
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Davis flied out to center field. One out.
Escobar scoops up the grounder by Andino and retires him at first. 2 down.
The Os are going to be hard pressed to do much this Michael. But having said that, they do have a powerful offense. And as I type this, Reimold continues his big night with a smash over the wall in left.
Janssen retires Hardy on a fly ball to Rasmus in center to end the inning. Last chance for the Jays in the bottom of the 9th. Davis, Lawrie and Rasmus due up.