Well winning is certainly much more fun then losing. And you know what is even better then winning? Watching your favorite team win on a new 50" TV. So Jays. Don't let me down, because my new tv is awesome and you need to be too.
Ricky held in tough in game one. He looked shaky in the early going but settled down and the Jays only gave up 1 hit after the 3rd inning, really nice to be on the other end of that for once. I was happy to see the Jays win even if it did come at the expense of my one of my fantasy league pitchers. The poor A's are just struggling with injury problems, and I know Duch has traditionally been an injury risk anyways this is getting a bit ridiculous and their depth is really being put to test.
Today we have Brandon Morrow taking on Trevor Cahill who is fresh off
the disabled list a start in AAA and ready to make his first start of the season. Let's all hope that Buck can turn his career day into a nice little hot streak like Barajas used to go on. And with another Righty on the mound Snider should get a chance to turn his good day into a streak as well. Despite everything that is being said about him I think he still is developing well and his eye at the plate is getting better then it was last year.
|2010 - Brandon Morrow||1-2||4||4||0||0||0||0||22.0||18||15||15||3||14||24||6.14||1.45|
When talking about Snider I can't help but think of the old hockey adage that you are gripping your stick too tight when you are snakebite and can't score. Does anyone else think that Snider may overthinking things? I know he says all of the right things during interviews but I imagine it has to wear on him a bit. When I am thinking about this stuff it is actually one of the times that I am glad Cito is with the team. I imagine his batting coach experience and general demeanor would have a calming effect on a kid. There thats my one nice thing of Cito quotient for the day. I can get back to complaining about his in game decisions now....
Tune in after the jump for Lineups!
Blue Jays lead the series 1-0
|Thu 04/29|| WP: Ricky Romero (2 - 1) |
SV: Kevin Gregg
LP: Justin Duchscherer (2 - 1)
|6 - 3 win|
|Sat 05/01||1:07 PM EDT|
|Sun 05/02||1:07 PM EDT|
04/30/10 7:07 PM EDT
|Oakland Athletics||Toronto Blue Jays|
|Cliff Pennington - SS||Fred Lewis - LF|
|Daric Barton - 1B||Aaron Hill - 2B|
|Ryan Sweeney - RF||Adam Lind - DH|
|Kevin Kouzmanoff - 3B||Vernon Wells - CF|
|Eric Chavez - DH||Lyle Overbay - 1B|
|Adam Rosales - 2B||Alex Gonzalez - SS|
|Landon Powell - C||Jose Bautista - 3B|
|Eric Patterson - LF||John Buck - C|
|Rajai Davis - CF||Travis Snider - RF|
Keep it Civil, And Go Jays Go
Title from "The Dark Knight"