Another emotional roller coaster

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’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!

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 2015 ALDS to his kids for the next 20 years.

3 thoughts on “Another emotional roller coaster

  • May 6, 2009 at 12:44 pm

    makes absolutely no sense not to broadcast an afternoon game. surely more ppl would watch tuesdays game than on monday nite when the caps/pens were playing at the same time. dumb tv execs!
    ps: keep the graphs comin’! totally dig ’em!

  • May 6, 2009 at 1:50 pm

    I found it on Jays Vision / Rogers Preview. The Cleveland feed. Usually they broadcast the visitors feed when no national feed is.

  • May 6, 2009 at 3:16 pm

    No luck for us non-Rogers cable customers, unfortunately. But that works to advantage for us in next week’s Red Sox/Jays series that’s on TSN2.

    I have a feeling there will be riots in the streets!

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