The offense for the Baltimore Orioles never got any traction as they lost to the Toronto Blue Jays, 13-0.
Jo-Jo Reyes – who was facing his former team – and the pitching staff for Baltimore delivered a stinker on a nice night at the ballpark. The swinging Jays used several big innings and the long ball – including Jose Bautista’s 39th homer to emerge victorious.
The Jays’ bats hit Reyes early and often in their complete domination of the Birds on Wednesday night.
Overall, Reyes was one word: terrible.
He only lasted 2 2/3 innings and gave up seven runs – all earned, including a six-run, second inning. Who knows if he was too amped to face his former team; however, the bottom line is that he was ineffective and buried his team early.
Not to put all the blame on Reyes, but the offense could not get going against Toronto rookie, Henderson Alvarez – who pitched a gem.
Alvarez got his first major league win, and looked like a veteran, only allowing three hits and striking out five. He brought the heat at times, and the Orioles – who had never faced him before – didn’t seem to have a chance.
Hopefully, the Birds can get a win against the Jays this afternoon before they head out on the road.