Still, he allowed two runs in five innings and expressed disappointment in his performance, telling reporters after the game that, "Something wasn't clicking". And a series of seventh-inning defensive changes served as a de facto surrender from manager Mickey Callaway, whose team hasn't won consecutive games since April 13. Everything in a 12-1 laugher over the Mets. Happ is the first Jays pitcher ever to reach base three times in a game, and the first to score twice in a game since Roy Halladay did so in June 2003. His ERA is now pushing six (5.92) through seven starts, which is not what he or the Mets had in mind. But he induced a Kevin Pillar flyout to right to end the threat and then killed a first and second, one-out jam in the fifth by getting Teoscar Hernandez to hit into an inning-ending double play on a 96.7-m.p.h. sinker. Wheeler has 31 strikeouts and 14 walks to his name, as well as a WHIP of 1.44. Luis Guillorme followed with a run-scoring single for his first big league RBI, and Devin Mesoraco hit a two-run, two-out homer. He's now lost his last two starts, while giving up 10 earned runs over only nine innings. Richard Urena hit a three-run homer in the eighth off Buddy Baumann, who was making his Mets debut. Granderson does not qualify for AL leaders but he would be tied for fourth with a.431 on-base percentage. Toronto has an over/under record of 17-19-5. Happ will take a 4.15 ERA with him to the mound next Tuesday in the opener of a key series against the Los Angeles Angels, the current favourite to grab the second wild-card berth and leave the Jays on the outside looking in. Josh Donaldson, Smoak and Hernandez combined for eight RBIs, five hits and five runs. Happ led off the inning by walking.
Yangervis Solarte then snuck a two run single through the shifted infield. With respect to those three, expecting much from the bats was a bit of a stretch, so I'll let that rotting carcass rest for a day.
Curtis Granderson his a pair of doubles and walked against his former team. He ran into some trouble with one out in the fifth as Donaldson doubled and Smoak drew a walk.
The win was a huge load lifted off the shoulders of Gibbons, who did not want to see his club dip below the.500 level with a loss on Wednesday.
The Mets were shut out seven times last season.
The Jays optioned RHP Deck McGuire to triple-A Buffalo on Wednesday and recalled Barnes ...
"The expectations I put on myself I haven't been meeting, so there's really nothing else to it", Syndergaard said.
The Blue Jays offense has slashed.231/.312/.415 on its way to 4.8 runs scored per game in 2018, including 2.7 runs per game over the team's last 10 games and 3.0 per game over the team's last five outings (1-4 SU).