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It's Always Something Sunday April 21, 2013 Links

If it's not the hitting or the pitching then it's the defense. Losing to the Yankees always suck, but coming from behind to beat up one of the better setup men in the MLB and then throw it away on a colossal mental error/throwing error really hurts. The only good news is that it's April as there is still five more months of this to go which could also be a bad thing.

Hero for An Inning
Hero for An Inning


Blue Jays fall to Wells, Yankees in extra innings | Toronto Star
The Star's Recap: Vernon Wells homers again and scores in 11th inning at Rogers Centre. Miscues by Brett Lawrie, Aaron Loup costly.

Toronto Blue Jays’ defence wastes comeback in extra-inning loss to New York Yankees | MLB | Sports | National Post
The Post's Recap: Down 3-0 to the New York Yankees in the eighth, the Blue Jays erupted for three runs, with Rajai Davis and Melky Cabrera providing clutch hits

Vernon Wells homers, scores winning run as Yankees survive blowing late lead to beat Blue Jays in extras, 5-3 - NY Daily News
The other side's much happier recap: It was only two weeks ago that the Yankees fell to 1-4 to open the season, a five-game stretch that caused many to question whether this would be the year it all fell apart in the Bronx.


Reyes injury puts Blue Jays in awkward positions | Baseball | CBC Sports
Written by our fearless leader: The Toronto Blue Jays will have to come up with some creative roster juggling in order to make up for the loss of all-star shortstop and offensive sparkplug Jose Reyes to injury.

Blue Jays: For J.P. Arencibia, it’s all or nothing at the plate | Toronto Star
It seems Jays catcher J.P. Arencibia either goes deep or goes home — he leads the majors in strikeouts but is also tied for the AL lead in home runs.

A GIF and a Tune: Rajai Davis and Chet Baker | NotGraphs Baseball
A musical interlude for your amusement.


Derek Jeter's Diary: Alone in Tampa - The Triangle Blog - Grantland
Something for your amusement (I hope.)

Another Offensive Indians Logo | NotGraphs Baseball
On the bright side, at least it wasn't Charlie Sheen.


Baseball History April 21st - National Pastime - Baseball History
1966 The Phillies obtain Larry Jackson and Bob Buhl from the Cubs in exchange for future Hall of Fame hurler Ferguson Jenkins, outfielder Adolfo Phillips, and first baseman/outfielder John Herrnstein. The pair of right-handers will post a 47-53 record collectively for Philadelphia as Chicago's new moundsman will win twenty or more games for six consecutive seasons starting in 1967.

2000 In Cincinnati, the Dodger/Red game is delayed for 27 minutes due to the umpires' equipment being accidentally been shipped to New York. Replacement gear is secured from a downtown store but due to heavy traffic a police escort is needed to get the goods to Cinergy Field.