The Good Old 1.5 Game

Thursday, July 24, 2008  |  by 

Today, we will be treated to a very rare occurrence; the illusive 1.5 game day, also known as the “double header minus 3 innings”. I’m not sure what the case is with a pitcher leaving a delayed game - if the Jays hang on to the lead, does A.J. still get the win? He better, because I need all the W’s I can get in my Fantasy league this week.

After the bullpen finishes off the game this afternoon, the Doc will look to bounce back from his 6-4 loss against the Rays on Saturday. It was arguably his worst game of the season, though Halladay was on the bad end of a few calls and it just snowballed after that. I find it funny that a “bad game” for Roy Halladay is still not that far off from a quality start; 6 IP and 5 ER. That just goes to show you how amazing of a pitcher he is; even when Halladay’s having a bad start, it’s still better than most pitcher’s good starts.

With wins in both games, the Jays can climb back to .500 for the first time since early June. That’s a milestone Jays fans have been looking forward to for a long time, and it’s a small hurdle that’s eluded the team for the past few weeks. I just hope they can pull it off, because it won’t get any easier next week with games against the Rays and Rangers. Mediocrity, here we come!

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