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A Few Weekend Ponderings

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Sorry this is so brief, but this post is coming to you from the BJH mobile blogging centre. Wow – what a weekend so far! Yesterday’s 8 hour affair was memorable for sure. I managed to catch a few innings on static-filled AM radio, but then the rains came in and I assumed that the game was called since nothing had happened for 3 hours. Then I drive home, and the Blue Jays still won the game! Incredible – it wasn’t exactly Scott Richmond’s best performance, but it still kept the Jays in the game long enough to get the bats going. There was also a very very rare bad appearance by the bullpen – not sure what was going on with Carlson/League last night.

Today’s 5-4 win was also another memorable game – Halladay had it dialed in all day long. I managed to catch the 9th inning, and what would have been B.J. Ryan’s second blown save of the week. Thankfully Jason Frasor came in to clean up the mess – I’m starting to rethink my evaluation of Frasor, he really is a great pitcher and has shown he has a lot of talent. I’m not saying he should be a candidate for the closer role, buy Frasor is no longer expendable in my mind.

Have a great Easter Weekend folks, and let’s celebrate this incredible 6-1 start!

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Ian Hunter

Ian has been writing about the Toronto Blue Jays since 2007. He enjoyed the tail-end of the Roy Halladay era and vividly remembers the Alex Rodriguez "mine" incident. He'll also retell the story of Game 5 of the ALDS to his son for the next 20 years.

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2 Comments

  1. Anonymous

    April 12, 2009 - 4:04 am

    Nice outing by Frasor, but I personally think he has a lot more making up to do before he’s not the forgotten man.
    Certainly this makes me less nervous to hand him the ball. A few more outings like this and I’m sold.

  2. Ian H.

    April 12, 2009 - 4:05 pm

    Frasor moved his way up the bullpen ranking with yesterday’s performance for sure.

    He could’ve cracked under that tremendous pressure, but he didn’t. He came into the visitor’s park with a narrow one run lead, and struck out one of the Indians’ best hitters to win the game. Incredible.

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