Sunday, June 8, 2008
Almost A Really O-ful Series
By Ian Hunter
Well, the baseball gods chose the mightier bird yesterday - and it was the Blue Jay that prevailed over the pesky Oriole.
After looking god-awful in back to back games, the Jays bounced back and managed to win at least one game against the Orioles. Doc settled down and picked up his 8th win of the season. V-Dub was an integral part in the win also, going 3 for 4 with a HR. Can you believe that he's back off the DL already? Initial reports had him at 6-8 weeks, but Wells came back to the team within 4 weeks.
I think all the Jays needed was a solid start from the Doc. The bullpen probably figured they would have the night off, and with Halladay on the mound you know that the chance of a quality start is always very high. B.J. Ryan locked it down in the 9th, and got a little bit of redemption after blowing his previous 2 starts.
So now the blue Jays are back at .500 with a 32-32 record, and tied for 3rd place in the AL East. Not too shabby, but not too great either. Let's hope they turn on the afterburners, and blaze up the rest of June!