Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Three Hit Wonder
By Ian Hunter
While they tied the franchise high for home runs with 244 last night against the New York Yankees, they also only mustered three hits. Yes, the Jays have most dingers in the majors, but they also have the second lowest amount of hits in the American League.
They ran into a former (and possibly future) Cy Young Award winner in C.C. Sabathia and just could not get anything going. These are the kind of box scores have seen many times before this season, yet for some reason there was some solace that this time it was Sabathia and not someone like Derek Holland.
Kyle Drabek was charged with the loss, but once again he pitched well enough to win. That makes three straight quality starts in his first three games. Drabek didn't get any help from John Buck as Mike Wilner points out, and could've easily given up one earned run as opposed to three had it not been for some shotty defense behind the plate.
With that, the Blue Jays have one final chance to win the season series against the New York Yankees: something they haven't accomplished since 2000. Since 2001, the Jays have a 79-103 record versus the Bronx Bombers.
And with it being "Thank You Cito" night at the Rogers Centre, the least they could do is win it for him if not to finally beat the Yankees in a season series.
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