If you take a look at the top of the website, you might notice the new banner and somewhat new layout. It was the brainchild of Carson, the man behind the Blue Jays video "Where Amazing Happens". Big props to him for all his hard work on the new banner. You can also check out his new Blue Jays video below with highlights from the 2008 and 2009 season. Each time I hear that song, I think of Roberto Alomar's induction into the Level of Excellence at the 2008 Home Opener.
Fresh off their four game sweep of the Boston Red Sox, the New York Yankees welcome the Blue Jays to the wind tunnel for a three game series. Tonight, Mark Rzepczynski faces off against Sergio Mitre for the second time in the last five days. The Blue Jays will attempt to improve on their 2-7 record against the Yankees this season. Coming off back to back wins against the Orioles has boosted the morale of the club, so look for a high-scoring game tonight. I'll be liveblogging the game over at The Score starting just before 7pm, so come check it out.
We saw some great results from the much-scrutinized six and seven hitters last week. Vernon Wells and Ales Rios combined for 4 HR and 14 RBI's in the last five games. It's a small sample size, but those are encouraging statistics that Wells and Rios could finally be turning things around (even though the season is already two-thirds over).
Nevertheless, there are still 52 games left to play and it's not quite time to raise the white flag on the 2009 season. This time last year, the Blue Jays were 59-59 and sat 12.5 games out of first place. If they can just make it over that .500 hurdle once again, it will be a huge step forward.