Cito’s The Man

Thumbnail image for citojpg.jpg

You know what? Screw Kevin Gregg. I definitely don’t believe you have to both live and die by your closer. The closer had a job and last night, Gregg didn’t do his job.

 Of course, I’m talking about the ninth inning during which Gregg got two outs while at the same time walking the bases loaded. In any other game, I would say he should’ve been left in but in a one-run game I think Cito made the right decision in yanking him for Shawn Camp. Like I said, Gregg didn’t do his job. Sure, I dont blame him for being mad. Maybe he did have it but than again, maybe he couldve walked in the tying run. Cito didn’t want to stick around and play that game and I don’t blame him. I think everyone needs to relax about this. Saw this as I was writing…
@MLBastian: Kevin Gregg had no interest in talking more about last night’s controversy: “Yesterday’s over. We won. That’s first and foremost.”
Well thank you! By the way, Bastian, what made this so much of a “controversy”? Nobody was murdered, there wasnt a bad call. A manager, pulled his closer after he walked the bases loaded. I’m just not getting this…
On to other game notes…
Once again, the Jays only runs came on homers. Fred Lewis launched the first pitch of the game over the outfield walls for his 6th home run. His personal best over an entire season is 9 dingers. After the O’s scored a couple a few innings later, Jose Bautista blasted his MLB leading 25th home run. The two run shot gave the Jays their 3-2 lead that they would finish with. You can imagine how excited I was to see my first live #BautistaBomb! Adam Lind also doubled in the top of the fourth to extend his hit streak to 10 games. 
Cito was doing some managing yesterday, on and off the field. Some interesting roster moves both before and after the game. Marcum will be starting today, frech off the DL. Both Litsch and Rzep will start in the upcoming days, giving the Jays a temporary 6 man rotation. This was intended to give Morrow some time off and make sure he can pitch into September…which I cant say I’m against. Not having to loose a bunch of arms at the end of the year would be great. However, to be able to do that, the Jays are sitting one man down on the bench…also meaning Travis Snider will be stuck in Double-A for at least 10 days. I like Snider a lot and its nice to hear he was doing so well down in the minors and I’d like to see him up with the big club again. I feel like AA could’ve done something else or put someone else down so he could be back on top…unless he’s planning something before the deadline. Sneaky. Oh and Nick Green was designated for assignment. Okay, whatever. 
Yesterday was a sweet day for me, too, but I’ll have that in another post. I’m also planning on doing an intro into why I hate the Yankees so much. Just so we’re clear on that. Should be good. So yea, pass this site on, subscribe to me on Twitter and enjoy! Go Jays. 

Welcome To The Club!…And Welcome Back To The Club!

Finally. It took long enough but I’d put money on Aaron Hill for the second half. Hill went 3 for 4 tonight with a homer in the 2nd and scoring 2 of Toronto’s 4 runs. Him returning to any semblance of his former self would be a big part in Toronto getting good for the second half. If he and Lind could get hot, we could have a pretty good ballclub on our hands. Oh, and I have to say, I got a picture before the game of City talking hitting to Hill (Cito is swinging his little air bat). I’m taking all the credit for photographing the beginning of Hill’s comeback. 

I’m officially a fan of the new “new-guy”. In the first inning after Fred Lewis’s double, Yunel Escobar bunted (completely on his own) to advance Lewis to third (who later scored on Wells sac fly) as well as making it safely to first. He worked an 8-pitch walk in the second and made a few great defensive plays including a sick catch in the 9th to help finish out the 9th. Anyway, I like him. So far. Yeah, new guy!
Shoutout to Romero, too! Here’s his line…
7 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 SO
Baltimore’s only two runs came on errors by Fred Lewis and Edwin Encarnacion who, apparently, decided to just watch balls roll by them. Come on! Anyone else feel like there have been way too many dropped balls and missed catches lately? Toronto has the seventh least number of errors committed over the season but in the last thirty days, theyre up to number 16. I’m hoping that really doesn’t mean anything…
Last but not least, congrats to Dirk Hayhurst (@TheGarfoose) on a great interview on today’s episode of the Baseball Today podcast. Great story, Dirk, I’m honored to follow you and good luck on your recovery! Everyone should listen to this!
Thats all for tonight, folks. I’ll be at the game again tomorrow night as well as going on the field during BP thanks to a very good friend of my uncle’s, Jerry Howarth. Psyched! I’ll be tweeting the whole game and probably have another post after it or by Sunday morning. Follow me here: @ADKSherpa5344
Thanks guys! 
Go Jays. 

Uhhhh Hey!

So…yea. I’ve been pretty actively “tweeting” about the Jays lately and my following has grown so I figured I should get a blog going again. I’ve had a few in the past but nothing I really cared enough to keep up on but I got a nice new computer and am planning on keeping this one going…and hopefully finding a few people that like what I have to say…like two or three. 

Anyway, if you don’t know me, I’m a huge Toronto fan living in Upstate New York, USA. My uncle was John Cerutti, former pitcher and broadcaster for the Jays. I hate the Yankees (as I’m sure you will see). But thats enough of me. 
Now to the important stuff. The All-Star break is just about over. The second half will begin tonight in Baltimore. Eventful break for the Jays? I guess you could say that. I’m a fan of the Escobar trade and I’m excited to see him play tonight. I like what The Honorable Jordan Bastian says about the topic on I’ll also say AA just keeps making me more and more of a fan. I really havent seen a bad thing hes done since taking over for JP.
Uhm, so I know this post was probably pretty lame but believe me it’ll get better when theres some news or when I get pissed. I’ll be at the game tonight and tomorrow in Baltimore, tweeting the whole time (@ADKSherpa5344). Having connections in Toronto is great. A great friend of my uncle, Jerry Howarth with the Fan 590, is hooking us up with tickets for tomorrow night as well as tickets to go on the field during BP tomorrow. Psyched! I’m sure I’ll have more to talk about after tonight. Go Jays. 
OH BONUS! Everyone be sure to check out today’s ESPN Baseball Today podcast featuring Blue Jays pitcher Dirk Hayhurst! (@TheGarfoose)