The Mockingbird


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Last night had it all:

  • McGowan continues to impress by going pitch for pitch with one of the best pitchers in the league;
  • Aaron Hill single-handedly saves a crucial run with two A+ plays;
  • Frasor shrugs off some flukery to justify having faith in him for the 9th;
  • Stairs hits a pitch off his laces for 9th inning dramatics;
  • Zaun gives us the lead with his first at bat back from injury.

And then Accardo throws one really bad pitch to a guy with the nickname “Killer Tomato” and it’s over.

I feel like I just watched Casablanca and at the end space aliens come down and shoot Rick with a disintegrator ray and go all Hentai on Ilsa. That just didn’t make any sense or fit in with the rest of the plot.

Not that the buzz off that huge comeback the other day has completely worn off, but this year the Jays are 3-22 when losing after the 6th. If you can’t mock those losers who decide to beat traffic in the 7th inning, who can you mock???


Written by halejon

June 9, 2007 at 10:35 pm

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  1. Its starting to look like Accardo’s magic dust is wearing off.


    June 11, 2007 at 3:20 pm

  2. Quick, somebody tell him that it wasn’t actually the dust and it was all just “him” all along.

    Crap. Too late.


    June 11, 2007 at 3:20 pm

  3. I gave him a magic wand when he came to the Emerald City looking for guidance.

    Unfortunately, it was a placebo, and only really for beating himself senseless with the next time he throws a pitch in the ONLY place that the “Killer Tomato” is going to hit it.

    Did you see his next pinch hit appearance? He basically took that same swing no matter where the ball was.


    June 11, 2007 at 5:37 pm

  4. Ya totally. And honestly who gives someone the nick “killer tomato”?

    Oh and props to the Doc, who became the first Jays pitcher to get 2 hits in a game last weekend. His “hunchback”, swing-at-everything approach is suprisingly effective.

    It also tells you a lot about how Schmidt was throwing yesterday.


    June 11, 2007 at 5:46 pm

  5. He also became the first pitcher I’ve seen hit a breaking ball. Troy Glaus joked after the game “now the Doc has gone up the middle with as many sliders as I have…”

    I liked his hard slide into second too…until I remembered his history with freak injuries. GET OFF THE FIELD, DOC. It’s LA- there’s probably a needle out there or something…


    June 11, 2007 at 6:10 pm

  6. I had the very same thought, only Doc sides in hard to break up a double play. He’s a gamer.

    I cringe when I see AL pitcher run the bases, but when you’ve spent your entire career mired behind a DH, you know its the most fun he’s had in ages.

    How could you tell him NOT to slide, or swing away when you’re up by 10 runs. It would break his heart.


    June 11, 2007 at 6:33 pm

  7. He was gritting his teeth and fouling off high fastballs in his last at bat, too. I think he was trying to go yard.


    June 11, 2007 at 8:06 pm

  8. There is only one Jay’s pitcher that goes yard, and his name is Mark Hendrickson and he’s 9ft tall!


    June 11, 2007 at 8:50 pm

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