Toronto Sports Writers are Much Better Than Blue Jay Bats
You would think that a newspaper that only has a “sport” page would be a little light on the hard-hitting sports analysis, but after leaving nine men on base last night, the Globe has been the first to point out that the Jays are mired in a woeful offensive slump.
Through almost two weeks of the American League season, the Blue Jays have hardly been revving their mighty offensive engines, and last night’s 5-4 loss to the Detroit Tigers was another example.
It’s true. Although they lead the major leagues in runs, hits, doubles, RBI, OBP, and average, are second in total bases and third in slugging, they sit a miserable 22nd in sacrifice flies, and dead last in bunts. Their ranking for the all-important triple has already slipped to fifth. Even with our rock-solid starting rotation, scoring 6.2 runs a game is just not going to get it done. Yes, it is clearly “desperation” time.
(Thanks to The Roman Empire for passing along this flash of wisdom.)