Cleveland on the other hand has relied upon building long-term, and not always acquiring the type of player(s) they need in a given season. The Jays haven’t won anything yet, and Anthopoulos risked a lot of his club’s future on a rental pitcher, David Price, and a shortstop, Troy Tulowitzki, who has had trouble staying on the field.
The next thing you know, Nola threw a first-pitch fastball into the upper strike zone, which resulted in a 430-foot bomb by Donaldson into the left field second deck.
In all, Santiago faced nine men and threw 48 pitches in a half-inning that needed 25 minutes to play. Not only that, the Jays are set to have much of the same core here next year, with Marcus Stroman added to the mix, and a whole bunch of money off the books to help to fill the David Price-sized hole in their rotation – that is, unless they’re somehow able to convince him to stick around.
All games at Angel Stadium. He walked Mike Trout in the first inning and that was LA’s only baserunner until first baseman C.J. Cron doubled to the opposite field leading off the fifth.
“I just kind of lost it”, Santiago said. “There’s no way to go backwards and keep your eye at the same time”. Martin to second. Revere singled to right, Ru.
Santiago was, as manager Mike Scioscia said, simply not in sync.
Having used so much ammunition to get the first three outs of the game, Santiago was destined for a quick exit. “My mechanics weren’t there, and I just wasn’t driving the ball the way I’ve been doing it. I don’t think their lineup had any effect on what I did”. It was just one of those days.
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3 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 3 left on. Vernon Croy is also recognized in the industry as one of the best National Hockey League Handicappers in the world earning his dime Clients over $100,000 in the 2006/07 season betting just his 3 and 4 unit plays again 100% documented by PHL. He has allowed only 119 hits in 141.2 innings pitched this season. Trout struck out looking. 191 this month with a home run and five RBIs.
Trout looked at a 95-mph fastball, then swung through an off-speed pitch. “They were going anywhere from 91 to 97, 98 (mph), so that’s why he’s good”. Iannetta doubled to right, Cron scored.
Santiago (7-7) couldn’t come back from a 48-pitch first inning.
The biggest moment was striking out Trout on three pitches.
“He’s fine, he’s beat up”, Gibbons said. Two hits went for solo homers, one more than he’d allowed in his previous seven starts combined.
The Jays more or less put the game on ice in the seventh. It was No. 12 for Smoak.