Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Perfect Ten in Extra Innings

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The Toronto Blue Jays have battled all season long to keep their heads above .500. It's been a back and forth struggle as they have never dipped five games below .500, and they have never reached more than four games above .500.

If it were up to them, I'm sure they would much prefer every game at home in extra innings, because that's where they are undefeated this season at 10-0. Toronto has not lost a single game all season at the Rogers Centre beyond the 9th inning.

With four additional walk-off wins in the bottom of the ninth, that means the Blue Jays have walked off 14 times this season, or 18 percent of their win total. Now folks no longer dread a game going into extras at the Rogers Centre.

Perhaps the best piece of news comes via animated giffer and infamous Tweeter @James_In_TO, that the Blue Jays 10-0 record at home currently stands as the Major League record for the most wins in extra innings at home without a single loss.

If the Blue Jays can hold on for their final three games at home and not lose past the 9th inning, they would indeed become the all-time winners at home during a single season in extra innings.

Congrats to the Blue Jays on hopefully retaining this dubious record, and let's pray for no more "free baseball" this week at home. Or at the very least, if it does happen, Brett Lawrie is somewhere in the immediate vicinity on the lineup card.

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