Monday, May 25, 2009

Losing streak hits seven


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I had a really good feeling about today. It was the beginning of a new week, a holiday for our friends in the United States, and it was even Towel Day! Despite all that it was the same result for the Blue Jays today - another game and another loss which makes that seven in a row.

It got off to a very promising start when Vernon Wells hit an RBI single to score the first run of the game. With that he effectively snapped his 17 game RBI-less streak and helped put the Blue Jays out to an early lead. Unfortunately, that would be the only run the Jays would score in the 4-1 loss to the Baltimore Orioles.

I'm convinced that Brian Tallet's moustache is the source of his awesomeness as he pitched his second straight game six innings deep and giving up only two earned runs. I can't even really hate on B.J. Ryan for giving up 2 runs in the sixth inning because in the end it didn't matter anyway. The bluebirds couldn't put another run on the board, stranding another 9 men on base.

I understand the "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" philosophy, but obviously something is not working. Cito Gaston is adamant on following his Opening Day lineup card and refuses to change it regardless of how well or how poorly the team is playing. Might I offer up this suggestion; just change it for ONE GAME. That's all ... one game, move Rios up and move Wells down. Put Lind in the cleanup spot and put Wells in behind Rolen. I realize Cito doesn't want to bruise the egos of his star players, but something needs to be done before this skid hits 8 games.

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