It is so good to see Vernon Wells swinging the bat like he should again. He hit his 26th and 27th home runs. The first one was a massive shot. Adam Lind and John Buck hit one out each too. Buck's needed the video replay to get the call right. We had 11 hits on the day, 3 for Wells, 2 each for DeWayne Wise and Buck, everyone else in the starting lineup had 1 except for Lyle Overbay and Aaron Hill and they had a walk each.
Shaun Marcum had another really good start, 7 innings, 6 hits, 3 earned, 2 walks and 8 k. He did give up a Vlady Guerrero home run but Vlad has hit a few in his career. Shaun picks up his 12th win of the year, tying him with Ricky Romero and Brett Cecil for the team lead. There is a good question, which one do you figure will end up with the most wins.
Jason Frasor pitched a quick 8th. Shawn Camp came in to start the 9th. A month or so ago the team was telling us they were going to take it a little easier on Camp, but they use him today with a big lead after he pitched yesterday. Camp gave up 4 hits, getting just one out. The upside is Kevin Gregg got another save, coming into the game with the tying run at the plate. Gregg now has 31 saves.
Jays of the Day are Vernon (.217 WPA), Bautista (.176), Marcum (.095) and Buck (.093). Honorable mention to Gregg and Wise. No Suckage Jays, tho Hill (-.087) and Camp (-.077) gave it a try.
On the defensive side we turned 3 double plays. Yunel Escobar made a throwing error and Jose Bautista tryed to throw one away but Bengie Molina was the batter and Overbay could go get the ball, stand in line for a beer and then go back and touch the bag and still get the out.
Tomorrow night is game three of the series. Marc Rzepczynski (1-3) starts the start on short rest. Derek Holland (2-3, 4.93) starts for the Rangers. Of course, it is on Sportsnet One most of us won't have it on TV. Great work there Rogers.