Sunday, June 1, 2008
BJ Blows His Load ... I Mean, Lead
By Ian Hunter
It was bound to happen sooner or later ...
B.J. Ryan blew his first save of the year today, giving up 2 runs in the bottom of the 9th leading to the Angels beating the Blue Jays 4-3. Prior to today, Ryan was 12 for 12 in save opportunities with a miniscule 0.53 ERA. It was only a matter of time before we had a blown save from Ryan, and to be honest I'm actually surprised he went this long without doing it.
Yes, B.J. was credited with the loss, but as usual the lackluster offense didn't really give him much run support to work with. An off day tomorrow gives the bullpen a chance to rest, after they gave up runs leading to two losses on the weekend.
At least the Blue Jays are still 3 games over .500 with a 31-28 record. I did enjoy the whole 5 games over .500 thing, but it didn't really feel right for some reason. Now that the Jays are back down to earth, it feels more appropriate.