Dickey struggles, Jays blown out in season opener

Tampa Bay Rays' Desmond Jennings slides safe into home plate as Toronto Blue Jays' Josh Thole...

Tampa Bay Rays' Desmond Jennings slides safe into home plate as Toronto Blue Jays' Josh Thole attempts to tag him out during the fifth inning at Tropicana Field. (Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)

MIKE RUTSEY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:42 PM ET

The House of Horrors struck again.

Prior to Monday’s season opener, Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons was asked about the Tampa Bay Rays.

“House of Horrors man, weird things happen down here I’ll tell you that,” Gibbons said of the Rays home park, quaint old Tropicana Field.

Weird things?

More like bad things, as the Jays dropped the season opener 9-2 and may have also lost shortstop Jose Reyes for a period of time.

Last season, Reyes hit the disabled list April 13 after suffering an ankle sprain while sliding into second base. This year, he was out after the top of the first inning. Reyes led off the game with a line drive out to centre, but didn’t come out for the bottom of the inning.

The 30-year-old tweaked his left hamstring in the final days of spring training and left Monday due to tightness in the same hamstring.

So, the day before the season opens, they had closer Casey Janssen hit the disabled list with a lower back strain. Now Reyes is out for who-knows-how-long. And they lost.


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