The story regarding JP Riccardi lying about BJ Ryan's injury during spring training when he was having arm problems. This pisses me off because instead of protecting at the start of the season they threw him out there and he gets injured. You signed him for 5 years and 47 million why the f*** are you not taking better care of him? The Jays tried to be deceptive and now have been burned.
The Jays surprised many of us with the early takeout of Josh Towers in favour for Victor Zambrano. This move has backfired and it wasn't like Zambrano was pitching amazing like Janssen so I do not under the move. Zambrano pitched 5 1/3 innings and had a 5.06 ERA before the move. He has since pitched 5 1/3 in 2 starts surrendered 12 H, 5 BB, 5 HR 10 ER and 1 measly K.
The Sad Stories
On Sunday, we finally received great starting pitching in the way of the inconsistent Burnett. However, our bats could only muster 5 hits with the only extra base hit coming off Troy Glaus' bat with a solo homer in 2nd inning. Burnett will great had 9 Ks in 7 and 2/3 innings was burned by the way of the home run. All 3 of his runs came by way of the solo homer the dagger was Micheal Young's solo shot in the bottom of the 8th to beat us 3-2 and sweep the series for our 6th loss in a row.
Yesterday's game was the same old story for us. We got terrible starting pitching with Zambrano surrendering 4 home runs, 8 runs in 2 2/3 IP. While on the other side of the mound the Red Sox got masterful pitching from Josh Beckett. Beckett is first to reach his 7th win while sending us for a 7th loss in a row. (Get the pair of 7s analogy?) If you can somehow muster looking at the box score: click here.
Jays of the Day :
Sunday Game: AJ Burnett pitched well in the loss and let's hope we see some more consistency.
Tuesday's game: Nobody. I would give it to Rios but the game was over after the 2nd inning.
Waxing/Waning Gibbons :
As thelettere pointed out in a comment in the previous post, Gibbons put out 2 of our best bullpen guys in Janssen (2 ER in 16.1 IP) and Accardo (0 ER with 13Ks in 14.2 IP) in a wasted game. These guys are useful and we didn't have a chance in this game so why put them out?
In addition, Gibbons constant lineup shifting seems to have made the hitters cold and most are now slumping due to not getting comfortable in a certain spot in the lineup. I don't understand changing a lineup when things are going okay. If the Jays keep losing most are going to call for Gibbons to be fired and I may join that group.