Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Jays blast the Chicago White Sux

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The Jays managed to sweep the Chicago White Sox out of the Rogers Centre with 5-straight wins, accumulating 4 against the ChiSox. It’s the first time in 5 years that the Blue Jays have swept a 4 game series. Time to get down a la Al Gore on the Simpsons; Cel-a-brate good times, come on!

The key to it all; pitching. A league-best 1.02 ERA since April 26th has been the difference in every game for the Blue Jays. 9 straight quality starts have laid the foundation for wins every night. It’s just unfortunate that in those games in Boston last week, the lineup couldn’t give the arms some run support.

So are these the new look Jays of the 2008 season? Dominant pitching sprinkled with some key hitting here and there? For the most part - I think so. Starting pitching will be very dependable this season, and the bullpen will be solid. But for the Blue Jays to become an unstoppable team, their power hitters need to start swinging for the fences.

But let’s not kid ourselves; the Blue Jays are not the Boston Red Sox, or the Chicago Cubs. They usually don’t pile on runs, so for the time being I’m fine with the 1 or 2 run wins. Because with our pitching staff these days, those leads feel like 5 or 6 runs.

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