Well the great start has just continued for the Jays. We are now 4-1 on the short season and are looking to complete our first series sweep. This nice start has had people asking whether or not it is for real or not and while many people are not seriously predicting a playoff run the thought of a 100 loss season seems to be fading away. To me? It's a dangerous game to be playing, We had a great start to the year last year that lasted 40 games before everything went to pot. So I am going to remain at guarded optimism as I will continue to think of this year as a stepping stone in the development of our young players.
After thinking about last season, and then in yesterdays game thread someone brought up the pure speed of one Jose Molina. That of course made me think of Benji hitting that triple when he was here and how great it was when he pointed into the dugout and his entire team is laughing and cheering him on. That was one of my favorite moments of that season.
All of this got me thinking about the past but not about the World Series wins or the glory days of the 50 thousand fans cheering every night at the Dome.... No... I thought about BJ Birdie! Our dear old Retired mascot. I decided to look him up and low and behold he still follows the Jays and by using none other then our very own Bluebird Banter. Amazing I know. Granted it looks like he has mellowed out and become less cartoonish in his old age but he has matured!
Today we have an epic showdown of number 1 starters! Shaun Marcum vs Kevin Millwood........ Wow. Marcum had a beauty of a game to kick off the season in Texas where he took a no hitter late into the game but ended up getting the no decision as Frasor ended up blowing the save and losing the game in the bottom of the 9th. Millwood also did not get a decision in his first game of the season going 5 innings while giving up 9 hits (Including a HR) to go along with a BB all the while striking out 5. He worked out of jams though as in the end he only gave up 2 runs.
|2010 - Kevin Millwood||0-0||1||1||0||0||0||0||5.0||9||2||2||1||1||5||3.60||2.00|
|2010 - Shaun Marcum||0-0||1||1||0||0||0||0||7.0||2||3||3||1||1||6||3.86||.43|
Tune in after the jump for Series and Lineup information!
Blue Jays lead the series 2-0
|Fri 04/09|| WP: Casey Janssen (2 - 0) |
SV: Kevin Gregg
LP: Mike Gonzalez (0 - 2)
|7 - 6 win|
|Sat 04/10|| WP: Dana Eveland (1 - 0) |
SV: Jason Frasor
LP: David Hernandez (0 - 1)
|3 - 0 win|
04/11/10 1:35 PM EDT
|Toronto Blue Jays||Baltimore Orioles|
|Jose Bautista - RF||Felix Pie - LF|
|Alex Gonzalez - SS||Adam Jones - CF|
|Adam Lind - DH||Nick Markakis - RF|
|Vernon Wells - CF||Miguel Tejada - 3B|
|Lyle Overbay - 1B||Luke Scott - DH|
|John Buck - C||Matt Wieters - C|
|Edwin Encarnacion - 3B||Ty Wigginton - 1B|
|Travis Snider - LF||Julio Lugo - 2B|
|John McDonald - 2B||Cesar Izturis - SS|
Keep it civil and GO JAYS GO!
Today's title comes from H20's track "Song's Remain"