That was an immensely frustrating game to watch. Losing based on the failure to make a routine defensive play just hurts. It happens but it hurts. It leaves a bad taste in the mouth. Great start by J.A Happ though, that's something... I guess.
Davidi: Blue Jays blow it late, can’t find consistency - Sportsnet.ca
"The Toronto Blue Jays pitched and played solid defense but once again had to scrounge around for offence before falling short in a 2-1 loss to the Baltimore Orioles on a walk-off single."
"R.A. Dickey feels far better heading into his start Tuesday and is optimistic the neck and upper back tightness that cut short his outing against the Chicago White Sox last week is behind him."
A much more insightful and entertaining set of answers than Richard Griffin's as always. Language warnings associated with DJF apply as always.
Something of a shame, I thought Wells was a nifty pickup at the time.
"The early results are in, and Brett Cecil is getting lots of outs in relief. His fastball has picked up speed, but he says there’s more to his success than his velocity."
An interesting take on the struggles/dominance of Rasmus so far this year.
AL EAST LINKS
Nothing like a little Tuesday morning wild speculation.
"After four disappointing outings to start the season, Orioles starting pitcher Jake Arrieta has been optioned to AAA Norfolk."
"Mike Carp might just be the steal of the year." Really? That's a claim someone actually wants to make?
THE REST OF THE BASEBALL UNIVERSE LINKS
"Baseball movies are cool again, especially the ones based on real-life events. What baseball movies should come next? A panel of experts giving their take."
Shambles is a strong word as long as you have a healthy Clayton Kershaw, but it doesn't look great.
Once in a while Fangraphs has to remind the general public as to the irrelevance of RBI, it's just part of what they do. Mind-boggling quote of the day comes from Dusty Baker, "On-base percentage is good. But RBIs are better."
The Rockies fast start continues to give me hope as to the irrelevance of results this early in the season.
An investigation into how Shin-Soo Choo has been hit by a staggering nine pitches so far this year.
NON-BASEBALL LINK OF THE DAY
When was the last time you survived a harpoon to the face? Yeah, that's what I thought.