By Terry Koshan
TORONTO — The Blue Jays of 2017 are going out with a whimper.
In the finale of their second-last homestand of the regular season, the Jays, as has been more common than not, couldn’t generate much offence and lost 2-1 to the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday night.
The Jays were looking to win five in a row at home for the second time this year. Instead, they were stymied by Baltimore starter Kevin Gausman before an announced crowd of 31,714 at the Rogers Centre.
Toronto, its playoff aspirations long gone, is last in the American League in runs with 620.
Wasted was a strong start by Marcus Stroman (11-8), who struck out seven in six innings, scattering six hits and walking three. Had Stroman won for the 12th time this season, it would have marked a career high.
While the team as a whole sputters into the off-season, Stroman has a definitive goal in mind — to reach 200 innings pitched for the second year in a row. Stroman, who led the Jays with 204 innings in 2016, is at 184 1/3 innings with three starts remaining.
“Getting to 200 is something I really want to do and I will do everything in my …read more
Source:: National Post – Sports