Blue Jays get season-low two hits in loss to Brewers

National Post | Sports

MILWAUKEE – At a time when the Toronto Blue Jays have been persistent authors of their own misfortune, they certainly do not welcome a further handicap caused by the schedule.

But here they are in Miller Park, home of the top team in the National League’s Central Division, where no designated hitter is permitted. It is an unkind cut for a club already burdened recently by a feeble offence.

So manager John Gibbons had to choose between Edwin Encarnacion and Adam Lind when he made out his lineup. To ease the strain on his recovering right quad muscle, Encarnacion had been the DH since returning from the disabled list, with Lind playing first. But Encarnacion is the bigger power threat of the two, so he was stationed at first with Lind on the bench.

The choice proved inconsequential, because the Milwaukee Brewers cashiered starter J.A. Happ in the fourth inning and…

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