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.
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.
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