Friday, April 16, 2010

Series Split with White Sox


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So the Chicago White Sox squeak out a victory in game one of the series. Then Ricky Romero weaves tapestry of awesomeness the following night. After that, the bats pick up and the White Sox make the Blue Jays look like a Double A affiliate. And to wrap it all up, the Blue Jays get some payback in the final game of the series.

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.

Overbay, Ole!

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.

3 comments:

  1. Great post.

    I do hope that Overbay does get a time-out tonight and Ruiz gets a chance to play. Everyone has a bad day, that I understand, but something has to happen!

    Furthermore, another tip o' the hat to Snider and Gonzalez, who both played games of their careers.

    I'm quite impressed with the Jays so far. I am sure that once Red Sox or Yankees are in town, that things may change, but so far so good.

    In terms of tonight's game - Weaver has 2/3 wins of LAA so far this year and last time Weaver played the Jays he won 10-1, and had 10 K's. It's revenge time tonight.

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  2. Hopefully Lewis sees some in game action as his numbers definitely look good enough...

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  3. April, it makes complete sense to sit Overbay tonight, but I wouldn't be surprised to see Cito keep him in there (especially against Weaver the right-hander). I remember that game against Weaver last year ... it wasn't pretty at all. The offense needs to get the ball rolling early tonight if they are going to have a chance.

    Mattt, I have no doubt that Lewis could make a great player. He fits the mold in Toronto, but the big question is ... will he even get any playing time?

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