Stroman's horrible start quickly snowballs into blowout Jays loss

Starting pitcher Marcus Stroman of the Toronto Blue Jays sits on the bench after being relieved...

Starting pitcher Marcus Stroman of the Toronto Blue Jays sits on the bench after being relieved during the first inning against the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field on August 15, 2014. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images/AFP)

MIKE RUTSEY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:02 AM ET

CHICAGO - Adam Lind said he’s no saviour.

The tag, he said, is not his to wear.

“No. Jesus is the saviour, I don’t feel like a saviour,” Lind replied when asked, the saviour reference not being about souls but about wins.

“We’ve played well without us, really, probably over .500, over the course of the month, so hopefully, at least myself, can come in, have a smooth transition, and go unnoticed for the right reasons.”

In Friday’s game against the White Sox, Marcus Stroman wasn’t the saviour either as the rookie Toronto Blue Jays right-hander was knocked out of the game in the first inning having allowed five runs on five hits in what would turn out to be an 11-5 Chicago victory and the fourth consecutive loss for the Jays.

The .2 innings for Stroman marked the shortest start of his career and the shortest outing by a Jays starter since Todd Redmond lasted .2 innings against Tampa Bay last Sept. 29.

It was a night when they needed Stroman’s best, not his worst.

But he wasn’t alone.


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