Friday, April 16, 2010
Series Split with White Sox
By Ian Hunter
Despite the 7-3 win, I would say the momentum actually favoured the White Sox late in the game. Sergio Santos, J.J. Putz, and Scott Linebrink each struck out the side in the 6th, 7th and 8th inning. Thankfully, the Blue Jays had the lead going into the latter part of the game otherwise it could have been a repeat of Wednesday's loss.
I am serious ... and don't call me Dana
Dana Eveland continues to be one of the more pleasant surprises of the season, now with a 2-0 record through 13.1 innings. He isn't exactly an over-powering pitcher, but he's doing a great job of keeping opposing hitters guessing with a great variety of off-speed pitches. If he keeps pitching that that, Eveland will be a hot commodity at the trade deadline.
Sniderman comes alive
If there was any worry about Travis Snider, it all but dissipated last night after his towering solo home run. Make sure you watch the video replay, it's the kind of things that dreams are made of. The funniest part of all is Andruw Jones didn't even budge in right field.
So Lyle Overbay earned a Golden Sumbrero by striking out four times last night, which pushes his batting average down to .077. To no surprise, Overbay is still hitless against left-handed pitchers.
The Angels will start two righties (Weaver and Santana) and one lefty (Joe Saunders), so look for a possible Randy Ruiz sighting on Saturday.
Welcome to the club, Fred Lewis
Yesterday the Blue Jays made it official by trading to get San Fransisco Giants castaway Fred Lewis. Ghostrunner on First proves that if you wish for somebody hard enough, they just might suit up with the Blue Jays.
It seems like a great signing, but my estimation is that Lewis was brought in to keep Randy Ruiz company on the bench. I have a feeling those two are going to be spending a lot of time together this season.