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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly from Series Win Over Blue Jays

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The Ugly - Ryan Thompson

The writing was on the wall for Ryan Thompson's day when he gave up a go-ahead home run to lead off the inning to Hernandez, and the outpouring continued after that.

Gurriel Jr. would knock in Santiago Espinal to bring the score to 3-1 Blue Jays, and then catcher Danny Jensen would extend the lead on the very next pitch with a two-run blast that would result in the eventual final score of 5-1 Toronto.

It feels a little unfair to call out a bad outing against an offense that can do damage like the Blue Jays, but Thompson was clearly off this game, and it cost the Rays a chance at a series sweep.

Thompson began the year with 11 scoreless appearances but has since given up 7 runs in his last 4 appearances. It has been an ugly stretch from the Rays reliever and he will need to get it back on track to remain in good standing with manager Ryan Cash.

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