Posted by: Jeremy | September 22, 2010

Jays make quick work of the Mighty M’s


Wells hit his 28th of the year

The 2010 Seattle Mariners: A lineup so bad, even Marc Rzepczynski can bit it. Is it too late to make that the official team slogan? The left-handed struggler had has strongest start in some time Tuesday, going six-plus innings, striking out eight and giving up two runs a 5-3 Jays win.

Seattle came in with just two players hitting over .250, four under .200 and a Murderers’ Row of Justin Smoak, Ryan Langerhans and Adam Moore coming in at a combined .192 in the 4-5-6 slots. With that, the Mariners somehow managed to score on a couple singles and a sac bunt in the first, but two-run homers from Vernon Wells and Travis Snider and a solo shot from Edwin Encarnacion had Toronto up 5-1 through four innings.

Rzepczynski gave up another on Jose Lopez’s second RBI single in the fifth, but set down Seattle in the sixth and got one out into the seventh before getting the hook after 95 pitches. Shawn Camp and Scott Downs got to the ninth, before Kevin Gregg made it interesting with his usual brand of closing, giving up three hits (one aided by Snider’s Gold Glove, in his defence), a run and loading the bases before fanning Lopez to end it. That’s 35 now for the big fella, against all odds.

The win gives the Jays a bit of breathing room above the .500 mark at 76-74, with two more against the Mariners and three following against Baltimore hopefully about to aid that cause. Kyle Drabek (0-1, 4.50) makes his Rogers Centre debut tonight in the middle game against David Pauley (2-8, 4.14).

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