I hope you guys took your heart medication, because our tickers certainly got another workout today. Although it wasn’t as crazy as yesterday’s 9-7 loss, the Blue Jays provided enough heroics to secure the victory for their 19th win of the season. Once again, I decided to plot the highs and lows from the game on another “Emotional Line Graph”.
What must have been an amazing game for the 22,000 in attendance for today’s matinee at the Rogers Centre, was absolutely frustrating for the rest of us trying to find some semblance of a televised broadcast for the game. To make matters worse, I couldn’t even pick up the Fan’s broadcast of the game, so I relied solely on MLB.com’s Gameday feature – which is actually fairly decent when TV or Radio or no longer options.
Brett Cecil was impressive in his big league debut and was in line for the win until the usually dependable bullpen coughed up 3 runs, courtesy of Jesse Carlson and Brian Wolfe. Then just as the Jays staged a comeback last night, they tied the game once again and narrowed the gap to tie the game.
When Adam Lind blew the game wide pen with his 3-run home run, it was all but over. I’ve noticed this weird thing about Lind’s batting stance, too. Is it just me, or does it look like he’s standing really really far back in the batter’s box? Every time he steps up to the plate, it seems like the bat won’t even make it across the plate. But it seems to be working fairly well for him, since he added 5 more RBI’s to make it 29 on the year.
I’m glad the Blue Jays won today, but I don’t know how much more of these roller coaster games I can take in a week. One more like this, and I might have to get stronger blood pressure medication!