It was a good news-bad news night for Blue Jays starter Kyle Drabek in a 6-2 win over the Tampa Bay Rays at the monstrosity known as Tropicana Field on Monday. The bad news is that he threw three wild pitches — all of them in one inning — and walked six batters over six innings of work. The good news is that he became just the 10th pitcher in major-league history to combine those two lack-of-command numbers and still win his start. "He created some jams for himself but found a way to make a big pitch to get out of an inning and not really let an inning get away from him," manager John Farrell said. "The sixth inning seemed like he finally hit his rhythm, hit his stride and as you look back, the sixth inning was probably the most important inning of tonight's ballgame, given where he was in his pitch count, where we were in the order, who was available and who wasn't out of the bullpen tonight. Hopefully that sixth inning is one that he can carry into his next outing."
Blue Jays down Tampa Bay Rays 6-2 behind wild outing from Kyle Drabek
Toronto Star | May 22