With a 4-0 lead over the Cleveland Indians in the bottom of the ninth, the Toronto Blue Jays brought in reliever Frank Francisco to close out the game. In eleven pitches the right hander managed to give up a single to Travis Buck, a double to Matt LaPorta and a walk to Jack Hannahan before being pulled from the game with the bases loaded.
Francisco threw ten four seamers and only a single splitter. Not a single one of them ended up in the lower half of the zone.
Only four relievers in all of baseball have contributed more to the opposing team’s probability of winning increasing this season. His seven meltdowns (decreased his team’s probability of winning by more than 6% in an outing) is now tied with Jon Rauch for the team lead.
After a single by Asdrubal Cabrera knocked in a run, Travis Hafner hit a walk off grand slam to win the game for the Indians 5-4.
On a related note, there is no longer a single piece of unshattered glass in my house.