Stop the Calendar
In April, last night’s one-run game would somehow have ended gut-wrenchingly for the Blue Jays. I don’t know…maybe Overbay would have air mailed his throw to the plate to get Cust, or Rios would not have got a good jump off Mark Ellis’ shot in the gap (and showed why it’s a bit of joke to have him buried in RF for the next 6 years- does Wells get to that ball? Be honest now…)
But the Jays are on fire in May, so it was their turn to spoil a great start from the opponents ace with some timely plays. They’re now 18-9 in May despite scoring a pathetic 3.48 runs per game- 26th in the league, which has really kept enthusiasm at bay. I get the feeling that if they were scoring 7 runs a game and bailing out a terrible pitching staff the Jays would be making national headlines instead of the collective groan after Greg Smith last night did pretty much what he’s been doing to teams all season.
Probably should have mentioned this before the game, but there was some classic lazy statting about Halladay “having a ‘mental block’ against the A’s” on CBC. Coming into tonight, the A’s who actually still play for the team were hitting .185 against him. Think that might be a little more relevant?