Bad night for Blue Jays pitchers

Jays pitcher Esmil Rogers works against the Orioles during first inning action in Baltimore on...

Jays pitcher Esmil Rogers works against the Orioles during first inning action in Baltimore on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013. (Doug Kapustin/Reuters)

MIKE RUTSEY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:58 PM ET

BALTIMORE - It was a bad night for Esmil Rogers and a rougher one for Kyle Drabek.

Drabek?

Yup, that Drabek, the youthful Blue Jays starter who required Tommy John surgery last year, who made it back to the mound this summer and was among the September call ups.

In a game where Orioles manager Buck Showalter rested most of his regulars due to being eliminated from post-season play with Tuesday’s loss, the Baltimore bats came alive and hammered out a 9-5 victory over the Jays.

Rogers allowed most of the runs — six — but it was Drabek that was felled by the hardest blow.

Coming on to start the sixth inning, Drabek, who hasn’t appeared in a game since Sept. 15, served up the first big-league home run of Jonathan Schoop’s career — a mammoth blast to centre — to open the inning, walked the next batter and then was drilled in the right leg just above the ankle by a line drive off the bat of Nate McLouth.


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