For the moment, I’ll take anything back anything bad I said about the Blue Jays marketing department planning a Lyle Overbay Bobblehead Giveaway Day.
Although Brian Tallet didn’t pick up the win, The Stache still came through with an impromptu start, limiting the Oakland A’s to just 2 runs over 5 innings. And as much turmoil as the bullpen has been in the past few weeks, the Jays pitched 7 innings of scoreless relief. In guess in retrospect, keeping Brandon League in yesterday’s game an inning too long was the right move.
Alex Rios finally came through with a hit today, and for the time being has dug himself out of his slump. I didn’t finally catch the game until the bottom of the 9th, with runners on 1st and 3rd with nobody out. I couldn’t help but notice that Marco Scutaro was very badly positioned on the basepaths after Vernon’s infield hit to the second baseman – Scoots had no chance to even turn back before he was tagged out.
But thankfully that was not the play that most people will remember from today’s game. Instead it will be the image above and the glory that comes with the Blue Jays second walk-off win of the season. Congratulations boys, you deserve it. Job well done.