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We ought to hire a couple of those Angel pitchers to throw BP, Jays beat Angels

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Angels 3 Blue Jays 8

Seven runs in the first 3 innings is a great way to cure those summer time blues, everyone in the lineup had at least 1 hit. We had 15 altogether and 6 walks. Add in a Moonraker homer and life is good. Travis Snider and Adam Lind had 3 hits each. Marco Scutaro and Lyle Overbay had two each. But i think the big news is that the Angels choose to intentionally walk Vernon Wells. Man is their scouting out of date. It didn't work, Randy Ruiz hit a double down the line after to clear the bases, 

Ricky Romero pitched a good game, 6 innings and only 2 earned. Pat Tabler spent the whole game telling us how great the Angels were and how poorly Romero was throwing. Josh Romero struggled through 2 outs in the 6th but Jesse Carlson came in and got the last out of the inning and then struck out 3 in the 8th. Casey Janssen pitched a perfect 9th. The most fun of his inning was getting Vladdy to swing at, and foul off,a pitch that bounced and was at least a foot outside. Guerrero is the most amazing batter you'll ever see, he'll swing at anything and often hit it. 

Jays of the Day are Romero (.130 WPA), Ruiz (.117) and Overbay (.097). Vernon and Bauista were close and likely deserve honorable mention. I think I'd give honorable mention to Snider and Carlson too. No Suckage Jays, Raul Chavez was closes at (-.041). 

Tomorrow we start a series with the Rays and Roy Halladay goes for us against Jeff Niemann. In other news Scott Downs is likely to be activated tomorrow. Not sure who will be sent down to make room for him. Casey Janssen maybe?

And if you like great/lucky defense Eric Bruntlett of the Phillies ended their game with the Mets with an unassisted triple play. You can see it here. The first time a game has ended with an unassisted triple play since Johnny Nuenn did it on May 31, 1927.