Friday, May 1, 2009

Jays lose first series of season to KC

It was bound to happen some time. The Jays lost 8-6 to the Kansas City Royals in a matinee affair to lose their first series of the season. All three losses revealed that the patchwork rotation might be coming apart at the seams.

On Thursday, lefty Brian Burres stunk up the joint, allowing 6 runs, 4 of which were earned, in 2 plus innings. Reliever Bryan Bullington didn't fare much better, surrendering a pair of runs in his 3 innings of work.

The Jays had their chances to earn a split in the 4 game set at Kauffman Stadium. With a little more luck, they could have won the final game despite Burres and Bullington's struggles. Toronto bounced into a club record (for a 9 inning ball game) 6 double play balls! The astounding mark tied the Blue Birds for an American League record.

With the month of April being one of great statistics and series win streaks and a very respectable record of 15-9, funny it should end on the Jays first two game losing streak, and a franchise history record for futility.

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