The Blue Jays provided some exciting baseball for those able to tune in to the matinee performance. Dingers, good defense, bad defense, good pitching, bad pitching, this game legitimately had it all. Toronto rises to the meteoric heights of 9-13 heading into a four game series with the Yankees. How about some victory links?
"The Blue Jays blew an early lead in Baltimore Wednesday, but rallied in extra innings to avoid a sweep and defeat the Orioles 6-5."
"Twice a castoff already this season, Josh Stinson provided the pick-me-up the Toronto Blue Jays needed."
"April has been a taxing month for Toronto Blue Jays relievers, especially Steve Delabar"
"Brandon Morrow has struggled early in 2013 for the Toronto Blue Jays. What's wrong and will he be able to regain his 2012?" I appreciate the optimism but the 2013 data is skewed by Morrow's first start where he had insanely good velocity, it is reasonable to be somewhat concerned by his velocity of late.
Davidi on Jays: Playing the waivers game - Sportsnet.ca
"The Toronto Blue Jays are big players when it comes to waivers and while it's clever from a management perspective, it can be trying for players caught in the cycle."
Pain causing Dickey to alter release point | bluejays.com: News
"Blue Jays knuckleballer R.A. Dickey's upper-back and neck injury hasn't been enough to force him to miss a start, but it is making things more challenging on the mound." You have to wonder if he could just use a couple of starts off.
AL EAST LINKS
Matt Moore Observations - DRaysBay
A few thoughts on Matt Moore's progress this year and areas he needs to improve in.
At the least the starting pitching isn't unfairly awesome like that bullpen.
"Alfredo Aceves had an atrocious start last night, and his postgame comments only made things worse. In the wake of all this, is it time for the team to finally move on with him?"
A look at the Yankees struggles against left-handed pitching. Don't we have both Buehrle and Happ going against them later this week? We do? Excellenttt.
This streak is getting absurd.
I'm beginning to tire of Tampa Bay's ridiculous success rate with reclamation projects.
THE REST OF THE BASEBALL UNIVERSE LINKS
Everyone knew Harvey was good, but wow.
"They lost Chris Carpenter and Kyle Lohse, but so what? There's still plenty where that came from."
A bit of an odd list given that Carlos Santana is already a star and guys like Gordon Beckham seem like no-hopers at this point.
"The struggling Los Angeles Dodgers still have time to avoid disaster this season The struggling Los Angeles Dodgers still have time to avoid disaster this season." This article is worth a look for the picture alone.
NON-BASEBALL LINK OF THE DAY
If you thought the Blue Jays start was bad....