Posted by: Jeremy | September 20, 2009

Jays swept in Tampa Bay

David Price, having fun at the Jays expense

David Price, having fun at the Jays expense

You’d think maybe — just maybe — the Jays rolled into Tampa Bay at the right time this weekend, considering the Rays had lost 14 of 17 leading up to the series opener. Apparently Tampa Bay losing streaks don’t mean anything when the Jays come to town, though. Toronto lost 3-1 this afternoon, giving the Rays a three-game sweep after 11-4 and 4-0 wins Friday and Saturday.

Roy Halladay gave up two runs in seven innings this afternoon, but it wasn’t enough to beat David Price, who gave up just a solo homer to Edwin Encarnacion and relied on five relievers to keep Toronto off the board the final two-and-a-third innings. Halladay lost to Tampa Bay for the seventh time in the past two seasons.

Yesterday, Matt Garza shut Toronto down over seven-plus and ended a nine-start winless streak, lowering his ERA against the Jays to 0.81 in nine starts against the Jays since the start of last season. Scott Richmond was torched for the 43rd consecutive start in Friday’s blowout, coughing up seven hits and five runs in two-plus innings, helping the Rays’ James Shields win at home for the first time in 10 starts.

The Jays are back home to start a three-game series with Baltimore tomorrow. David Purcey and Chris Tillman go in the opener.



  1. tracking back Jays swept in Tampa Bay… tracking back Jays swept in Tampa Bay…

  2. Tampa Bay Rays is my favourite team only if they had kept Scott Kazmir they would be close
    in the wild card.

  3. Yeah, Kazmir is killing it with the Angels. Still would’ve been tough for them to keep pace with Boston though…

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