The Blue Jays and Twins waited out a one hour and 51-minute rain delay before getting things started, which made for an awfully long night. Then Kyle Drabek and Carlos Villanueva combined to walk seven batters over the course of the first four innings, which made the odds of losing pretty much impossible to overcome.
Still, the Blue Jays did manage to rally to get back within a run, but their four-homer barrage (two for Jose Bautista, one each for Edwin Encarnacion and Eric Thames) ultimately fell short.
There was plenty of opportunity to interact with yours truly on the phones tonight – here’s the Rain Delay Programme, for your listening pleasure:
And here’s the post-game BlueJaysTalk, also for your listening pleasure, of course:
It’s no fun losing to the Minnesota Twins, and the Blue Jays are going to try to make sure it doesn’t happen again. To that end, they’ll send rookie Drew Hutchison to the mound for his fifth big-league start on Saturday night. He’ll face P.J. Walters, who was a Blue Jay briefly last season – he pitched a hitless inning of relief against the Orioles on July 28th after coming over in the Colby Rasmus trade. We’ll be on the air at 6:30PM Eastern for a scheduled 7:10 first pitch, and the weather is supposed to be lovely. Join us, won’t you?
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