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McGowan, Blue Jays defeated by Brewers
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June 17 was a night in which both Dustin McGowan and the Toronto Blue Jays would like to forget.  The Jays were shut out 7-0 and gave up five home runs in the game, while the right-hander from Long County had one of his worst outings of the year.
McGowan started the game, but only lasted four innings as his plus-95 mph fast balls were pounded out of the park three times.  The pitcher from Ludowici, said after the game, that in hindsight, he should have thrown more off-speed pitches followed by fastballs, instead of going with his heat as early and as often as he did.
Number twenty-nine only allowed one other hit in his four innings, but
it was too late as the Jays were down 4-0 when the local favorite was pulled.
Unfortunately for McGowan and the Blue Jays, the relief pitchers for Toronto could do no better than the starter, as they gave up two more homeruns and three more hits.
The night of ineptness was completed for the Toronto team, as the bats for the Blue also took the night off, only managing four hits, and not being able to round the bases even once.
The shutout was the fourth one of the year for the Jays, and including this game and their previous four, they have been in a tremendous slump only hitting .195 and only managing ten runs.
For the night, McGowan threw 73 pitches with 49 being for strikes, as he faced 16 batters. He struck out 5, had no walks, and gave up the three homers.
McGowan has been two different pitchers when he is on the road, and when he is at home. His road record is a dismal 1-4 with an ERA of 6.27, while at home he has been dominating as his record stands at an impressive 4-1 with a 1.73 ERA.
As of this past Friday, the Blue Jays had dropped five games in a row, and had fell into the cellar of the American League East with a 35-39 record. They now are 10 1/2 games behind the Boston Red Sox, who have the best record in the American League with a 46-29 mark.
McGowan and Toronto will
be back on the road this after-
noon (Sunday June 22nd) as they travel to Pittsburgh to take on the Pirates. The Pirates have a 34-39 record, and will have Ian Snell on the mound taking on the Long County Laser.
Right-hander, Snell has a 1-4 record with an ERA of 6.27, while McGowan brings a 5-5 record and a 4.15 ERA into the contest; game time is 1:35 p.m.
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