Yeah. Tonight, the Blue Jays had a lead, and ultimately, a game, taken away from them because of a new rule that was introduced prior to the season, and a typical lack of an ability for the umpires to interpret that rule based on the specific scenario.
Right field is where tears begin to form. Cito has been talking not only of starting Jose Bautista in right field, but he wants him to lead off. Ouch. Jose showed flashes last year – not of brilliance, but of mediocrity at best. Okay, so he hit a bunch of home runs at the end […]
Who needs Jon Lester or David Price when you’ve got NOLAN REIMOLD?! Much like the above sentence, there has been a great deal of emotionally-driven nonsense spouted about the Jays’ inactivity prior to the July 31st non-waiver trade deadline. It’s unfortunate that some of that nonsense came from the mouths of Casey Janssen and Jose […]
Marky Mercury, everybody; a rookie starter who has been absolutely out of this world since entering the rotation. Seriously! Nine of his 11 starts have been quality ones, and he’s had six or more strikeouts in seven of those. He’s also allowed one earned run or less in seven starts.
Wait, what’s the other 47%? Anyway… How about that game last night? Exactly one week after losing 14-1 to the Red Sox at the Skydome – the immediate aftermath of which had many Jays fans leaping head first off of the rickety bandwagon – the Jays returned the favour run-for-run at Fenway.
The Blue Jays have won seven of ten games since the all-star break. They just snapped a 17-game losing streak at Yankee Stadium. They currently hold the second wild card spot by a full game over said Yankees. And they’ve done so without Edwin Encarnacion, Adam Lind, Brett Lawrie, and Colby Rasmus’ talent.
(Thanks Fred Thornhill!) Turns out this Jose Abreu fellow is for real. R.A. Dickey found this out the hard way tonight. After four innings of a quick and efficient pitching duel between Dickey and… really? John Danks? The game would become a home run derby of sorts with seven homers split between the two squads. […]
(Thanks Amazin’ Avenue!) Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeere’s Dickey! I know, his velocity cancels out whatever fear batters have when they see that face, but based on how the Sox played last night, I’m sure every team they play induces Shelley Duvall looks of all kinds.
(thanks Nathan Denette!) When Marcus Stroman was called up to join the rotation, i was skeptical and of the belief that they were jumping the gun and ran the risk of perhaps harming his confidence. His results have been impressive, though somewhat of a mixed bag. But when he has command over his fastball and […]
The Derek Jeter Farewell Tour (Featuring Carlos Beltran, The Ghost of C.C. Sabathia, and the rest of the cast of the Expendables) rolls into the Skydome looking to wrestle the division lead away from the suddenly-reeling Blue Jays.