Today was the same old story for Roy Halladay this season. He goes out and throws an amazing game and the offense just sits back and gives him zero run support.
In his eight losses this year the Jays have only scored 13 runs.
Halladay was his usual self today as he pitched eight innings of great baseball. He allowed three runs on six hits, walking three and striking out eight, making the loss even tougher to swallow.
One of Halladay's few mistakes in the game came early on in the third inning. He gave former Jay Erik Hinske a big fat juicy pitch to hit and Hinske deposited it over the center-right field wall.
It was originally believed that he achieved a inside the park homer after both Alex Rios and Brad Wilkerson let the ball lay as Hinske rounded the bases.
Fortunately, both the home plate and first base umpires signified that it was a home run as soon as it hit just above the fence.
The Rays were able to extend their lead in the eighth inning. Rays third basemen Evan Longoria was able to hit a triple off of Halladay, driving in two runs and putting the Rays up 3-0.
While Halladay was good, Matt Garza, his counterpart, was even better.
Garza completed his second game of the season and threw the first shutout of his career. He gave up only five hits, striking out five and walking one. He only needed 106 pitches to finish the game.
The Jays were also only able to get past first base one time when Adam Lind hit a double in the eighth inning. This hit extended Lind's hitting streak to eight games. The Jays also left six men on base and hit into three double plays.
Up Next: 28 year old Canadian Scott Richmond (0-0) makes his major league debut against Edwin Jackson (6-7) and his first place Rays.