Originally posted on isportsweb.com  |  Last updated 5/16/12

It was painful enough for me  to watch the Blue Jays lose 7-1 to the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday, but to see them blow a 3-0 lead in the late innings last night and losing 4-3 in the end was heart-breaking.

“It was a tough ballgame to lose,” said Blue Jays Manager, John Farrell in a press conference after last night’s game.  Boy!   He can say that again.

The Blue Jays opened the scoring in the bottom of the third inning by singling to center field and driving in Rajai Davis.

Later in  the inning, Edwin Encarnacion hit a two run homer to left center to put the Jays up by three runs.

Unfortunately, for the Toronto, things got disasterous in the seventh inning.

It all started with a solo home run to right center by Sean Rodriguez to make it 3-2.

Two batters later, Jay’s shortstop, Yunel Escobar bobbled the ball what looked like an easy double play.   As a Jays fan, I was in disbelief when I saw that happened.  As far as I am concerned, that was the turning point of the game.

The Blue Jays committed a total of four errors in this game.

Things got even worse for the Jays as the inning went on.

Elliot Johnson tied the game 3-3, driving in  Will Rymes with a single.

Jose Molina scored the winning run when B.J. Upton grounded into a double play.

Things got heated in the bottom of the ninth.

With one out, third baseman, Brett Lawrie was called out on strikes.  Lawrie questioned the final two pitches and gave the home plate umpire an ear full.  Well, He said a bit too much, because he ended getting tossed from the game.

Then it was Farrell’s turn and he got tossed.

“I felt that the bat was completely taken out of Brett’s (Lawrie) hand” said Farrell.

For me, after watching the replay, I thought the first questionable pitch was a little outside of the plate.  As for the second pitch, I wasn’t quite sure if it was too high or not.  It was too close to comfort from my perspective.

The Jays open a two game mini series with the New York Yankees (20-16) tonight.  Right-hander, Kyle Drabek (2-4, 3.66 ERA) will face Yankee right-hander, Hiroki Kuroda (3-4, 3.56).

Update:  Brett Lawrie has been suspended for four games for his actions towards home plate umpire, Bill Miller in last night’s game.

 

 Toronto opens a two game series against the Yankees tonight.

 

This article first appeared on isportsweb.com and was syndicated with permission.

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