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August 9, 2012; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Save us Jose, you're our only hope.
August 9, 2012; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Save us Jose, you're our only hope.

No one likes being road trip road kill (a road trip of 2-8 is road kill.) The current Triple A roster of the Toronto Blue Jays wasn't going to sweep a good team like the Tampa Bay Rays especially considering the voodoo hex the Rays have put on the Jays since 2008. Some people say it is the Rays excellent pitching, but I'm blaming Satan or the lack of Satan in their name. Anyway they're home and facing the... Yanks! Oh great.

Guess where the lyric comes from. Answer in the Jump

Recap of Lousy Game Links

Blue Jays swept by Rays: Griffin -
Recap of the final game of a very awful 2-8 road trip.

Blue Jays limp out of Florida with third straight loss to Rays | MLB | Sports | National Post
The Toronto Blue Jays woes continued Thursday when they completed a dispiriting road trip with a 7-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays

Tampa Bay Rays defeat Toronto Blue Jays 7-1, complete three-game sweep - Tampa Bay Times
Geez. It is worse reading this from a TB perspective. I still put them here because it's good to see what the other side thinks, but it really does suck after a very miserable series like this.

More after the jump.


How do you fix Adam Lind?
Make sure he doesn't put his back into it.

Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista cleared to resume swinging a bat Monday - The Globe and Mail
Hopefully it goes well, but it just hurts watching the offense sputter without Jose, Brett, and even Adam Lind.

Toronto Blue Jays put third baseman Brett Lawrie on 15-day disabled list -
Jeez. Are you really screwing with us Baseball Gods?

Toronto Blue Jays Top 20 2012 PRE-SEASON Prospects in Review - Minor League Ball
John Sickels looks at the preseason list. Lots of injuries here too.

Blue Jays Pitchers Injured at Record Pace? | FanGraphs Baseball
Eno Sarris looks at the Jays. Will be looking at 1000+ man games lost to injury this season.

The Blue Jay Hunter: Five Years in the Blogosphere
Congrats, Ian.

Five Radical-ish Things the Jays Ought to Do With What’s Left of 2012 | Drunk Jays Fans | Blogs |
What to do from DFJ.

MLB Links

What is WAR good for?
Are sabermetricians using wins above replacement correctly?

2012 AFL Schedule Released - Minor League Ball
Something to look forward to, which Jays prospects will be playing in the AFL in the fall.

Eric Thames’ cleats produce sparks running into fence at Camden Yards (Video) | Big League Stew - Yahoo! Sports
From Epic Thumbs to Lightning Feet. As we've seen, if Thames had actual lightning feet, he would still be a Jay.

Randy Wolf delivers a 49 mph pitch (Video) | Big League Stew - Yahoo! Sports
I throw harder than that. Not by much but I really do. Sadly it was 55 mph.

Baseball History - August 10th - National Pastime - Baseball History
1980 Steve McCatty goes the the distance in the A's extra-inning loss to Seattle. Joining Matt Keough, Mike Norris, and Rick Langford, the Oakland right-hander becomes the fourth hurler on the team this season to throw a 14-inning complete game fueling the criticism that manager Billy Martin overworks his pitching staff.

1994 The Expos win for the 20th time in their last 22 games when they blank Pittsburgh at Three Rivers Stadium, 4-0. The victory puts the team 35 games over .500, a franchise record, but sadly it will the last game Montreal will win due to the impending players' strike that will eventually end season.

Lyric is from Beck's "Loser." Seems fitting after this road trip.