Blue Jays’ close 3-2 loss to Phillies overshadowed by off-field events
TORONTO - A close loss by the Toronto Blue Jays was overshadowed by events off the field on Tuesday.Second baseman Devon Travis and right-fielder Jose Bautista both left the game as Toronto fell to the Philadelphia Phillies 3-2, hours after shortstop Jose Reyes and three Blue Jays pitchers were traded to the Colorado Rockies for shortstop Troy Tulowitzki and reliever LaTroy Hawkins.Travis was taken out with irritation in his left shoulder between the second and third innings, while Bautista pulled up lame while running out a ground ball to shortstop in the eighth.
Obviously, it’s pretty frustrating. I’ll do anything I can to play through this one, though.
Hawkins debuted for the Blue Jays on Tuesday night, but Tulowitzki remained in the United States while he resettled his family.Travis took over Reyes’s lead-off role, hitting a home run in the Blue Jays’ first at-bat of the game. It was Travis’s first homer since May 3.“
Bautista said after the game that his hamstring and calf started to cramp and he stopped running to prevent further damage.
events off the field on Tuesday.Second baseman Devon Travis and right-fielder Jose Bautista