This day was Omar's day. It has been pointed out that Omar didn't exactly set the world on fire in Toronto (except maybe the blogosphere with his recent comments), but the guy played 24 seasons (about 15 seasons of pretty good baseball for a middle infielder) and should be recognized for his accomplishments as one of the best defensive SSs of all time.
Viz took the field wearing 13 (loaned by Brett Lawrie who wore 17 for the game) and played SS in the MLB for what is likely the final time. The man who uses Rush as his walkup music went 1 for 3 with that one, a liner up the middle in his last AB in the 7th inning.
Brandon Morrow was the star of the game, dominating like he has when he's been healthy. He tore apart the Minnesota Twins lineup with well placed mid 90s fastballs mixed in with filthy sliders, curves and changeups. The only Twin he really couldn't get out was Ben Revere who had all three hits off of him. He threw 8 innings, struck out 11 and walked 3.
The only Twins run scored on a potential double play ball in the 4th inning that 2B Adeiny Hechavarria made a poor throw on to 1B Yan Gomes after a good feed from 3B Brett Lawrie. If they had gotten the double play then no runs would have scored.
Canadian Scott Diamond pitched 5 okay innings in his first start in Canada (he had beaten the Jays earlier in Minnesota) but was the loser because of a two out rally started by Anthony Gose in the bottom of the 3rd inning. Diamond got the 1st two outs and then Gose smashed a liner into the RF gap that rolled to the outfield wall. Gose had a very easy standup triple. Rajai Davis singled him home, stole 2B and then came home on a Hech base hit.
The Minnesota Twins BP did a decent job keeping the Jays off the board, but the Twins offense couldn't do anything against Morrow. Brandon Lyon got the save as Casey Janssen had worked the last two games in a row. With two outs in the 9th, John Farrell sent Mike McCoy in to play 2B and moved Hech to SS. Omar left the field to a standing O and the hugs of his teammates. Admittedly it was one of the better moments in what has been a really lousy season.
Jays, er, Brandons of the Day: Brandon Morrow (.500), Brandon Lyon (.173)
Suckage Jay of the Day: Yan Gomes (-.170)