Start with a few notes from Monday’s game…
The Escobomber had another bunt single, home run, and ended up getting hit in the hand trying to bunt again later on. What is there to say about this kid? He knows how to make fans.
And than there’s Kevin Gregg. Two nights ago, you have some nastly control issuses and walk the bases loaded on the Orioles in the ninth inning and when Cito pulls you, you get all huffy-puffy.
It’s to prevent you from pulling the same crap you pulled Monday night. You went into the inning with a lead, promptly gave up two runs, and left the game with the Kansas City Royals storming the field celebrating their comeback win.
I told ya so?
Also thought I should note that Monday night, Jays prospect JP Arencibia his his 28th home run to lead all of baseball.
Can you say ON FIRE?
Can you imagine if he was in Toronto with success like that? Where would this team be, right now?
His average with PCL Las Vegas is .321 with a slugging percentage of .673 (!) and an OPS of 1.046. He has 28 homers, 71 RBI’s and 28 doubles in 81 games. Monday night’s MVP is a split between JP and the Yuni Bomber.
And on to last nights game…
This is more like it, espacially against Kansas City. Toronto routed them 13-1 after pounding out 16 hits including a pair of homers.
Jose Bautista launched his (fricking MONSTER) MLB-leading 26th and Lind hit his 13th to extend his streak to 13 games.
And Aaron Hill is above the Mendoza Line! Who called it, biatchhhhh?!
But unfortunately, Escobar wasnt in the lineup because he hurt his hand trying to bunt the other day. Sigh.
So yeah, Scrabble takes the mound tonight against Kansas City. Looking for the series win. I’ll be tweeting. Go Jays.
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.