LOS ANGELES — There isn’t a Blue Jays participant remaining that was on the crew the earlier time there was a go to to Dodger Stadium on the schedule.
And regardless of the fantastic thing about the locale and the historical past of the place, it was an unpleasant return to the sphere the place the World Sequence trophy has been awarded to the visiting crew every of the previous two seasons.
In reality, it was ugly, bordering on embarrassing, because the younger Jays have been throttled 16-Three by the two-time defending Nationwide League champs on Tuesday night time. It was an inter-league contest that bought out of hand when starter Sean Reid-Foley imploded within the third inning and went downhill from there.
The inconsistent right-hander lasted simply 1.2 innings (following opener Buddy Boshers) and allowed 5 runs on 5 hits and a pair of walks. The massive harm got here on a pair of residence runs — first to A.J. Pollock and one other to Chris Taylor — because the Dodgers put up 5 runs within the third.
That was merely the start of the barrage, nonetheless, an assault that included 5 residence runs, 15 hits and 7 walks.
It bought so ugly and so uncontrolled that the night time ended with Jays supervisor Charlie Montoyo compelled to go the humiliating transfer of utilizing a utility infielder promoted from Buffalo earlier within the day approaching to pitch the eighth.
How a major-league crew can start a six-game West Coast journey with such desperation is actually a factor of surprise.
As a lot as Montoyo has been eager on his younger hitters, he wouldn’t be human if he wasn’t getting pissed off with the pitching woes and, extra particularly, the problem of fielding sufficient competent arms to get outs on a nightly foundation.
Fairly frankly, the crew doesn’t have something resembling a major-league workers and the supervisor hoped to get by means of Wednesday’s second recreation of the collection with a so-called “bullpen day.”
Given how deep he went into that ‘pen on Tuesday, nonetheless, it might be a problem. Montoyo needed to burn by means of seven pitchers within the blowout loss as Reid-Foley, Neil Ramirez and Justin Shafer all contributed to multi-run innings early on.
After which it bought foolish. Actually foolish. Maybe hoping to have one thing left for the remainder of the collection, Montoyo went to utility man Richard Urena — known as up from Buffalo earlier within the day — to pitch the eighth inning.
It went about in addition to you may think, which is to say terrible. Urena allowed a double, a pair of singles, a house run and put one other batter on board when he hit him with a pitch. Urena exited his pitching debut with an ERA of 36.00.
This simply in: The Dodgers are good and definitely worthy of the perfect document within the main leagues. However in opposition to an opponent that allowed three runs or extra in 4 of the eight innings they have been at bat was unpleasant.
Usually, we wouldn’t really feel the necessity to supply an compulsory constructive on an evening like this, however there was actually considered one of benefit for the Jays. Regardless of the blowout loss, rookie Bo Bichette offered one other pair of highlights. Undaunted by dealing with perennial all-star and three-time Cy Younger Award winner Clayton Kershaw, Bichette twice took the lefty deep, together with a 423-foot blast over the wall in left on the second pitch of the sport. Bichette grew to become simply the sixth participant with a multi-homer recreation off of Kershaw and the primary rookie.
He now has six residence runs on the season, a 21-game stretch that has included each membership and MLB data.