Found August 07, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
The problem with the Blue Jays is they don’t have the killer instinct to put an opponent away when they have a chance. That’s why following a 9-7 loss to the M’s at Safeco Field on Wednesday they are eight games below .500 and out of contention. The Jays had built a 7-2 lead after three innings and blew it. Against M’s long reliever Brandon Maurer they had three hits and five walks in 3 1/3 innings but failed to add any runs. But this loss may have fallen on manager John Gibbons. With a number of fresh arms in the bullpen and an off-day before the weekend series vs. the A’s Gibbons stayed with his starter two batters too long in the fifth inning. The Jays entered the fifth with a four-run cushion and looking for three outs to qualify J.A. Happ for his first win since April 12. However a leadoff error by Brett Lawrie and a single by Kyle Seager keyed the trouble. Gibbons left his left-hander in until the fourth run had scored and the tying run was at first base. The M’s scored five ...
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