Will the misery ever end for the Toronto Blue Jays? Sure, they hammered Seattle 10-2 in the final game of the series, but they lost four prior to that. I’m amazed that the Jays didn’t get swept by the Mariners this past weekend, considering how badly they’re playing right now.
“The game of baseball is cruel,” said manager, John Gibbons as he discussed his team’s troubles. “Only the strong survives.” Yes. Only the strong survives and right now the Jays are definitely not a strong team.
On Saturday, I turned on the t.v. and noticed the Jays were down 5-0 to the Mariners. They ended up losing the game 8-1. Jay’s starting pitcher, R.A. Dickey gave up six hits, seven earned runs and struck out five batters during that game.
Speaking of Dickey, he now has the worst record in the Blue Jay’s rotation. He has a 2-5 win/loss record with a 5.36 earned run average. Not what you would expect from a Cy Young winner. Unbelievable.
I’m totally lost for words folks when I try to analyze this team. This year’s team may go down as one of the worst Blue Jays teams in recent history. Gibbons, however, doesn’t think so. “I still believe in this team,” he said.
The Blue Jays have a dismal 11-21 record. In there last ten games, Toronto has went 2-8. Just awful. Their home record is just as bad as their road record (7-12).
Last night, the Blue Jays kicked off a four game series against the Tampa Bay Rays. In the third inning, it look like the Jays were going to continue their losing ways when Tampa’s Evan Longoria hit a grand slam to give his team a 5-0 lead. After all, the Blue Jays have a 4-9 road record. At that point,I switched the channel. A half hour later, I switched it back to find out what the score. It was 7-3 for the Rays. I really thought the Jays were going to lose, so I didn’t go back to the game at all after that.
The Jays bats must of got sizzling hot when I stopped watching the game because when I went looking for the final score later, I was shocked to find that the Blue Jays came back to win it 8-7. It was their second straight win.
Arencibia went two for three at the plate and racked up two RBIs.
J.A. Happ will be on the mound for the Jays tonight. Hopefully, the Jays will make it three in a row.