Spanked by the Yanks
A tough weekend for the Blue Jays has left them just one game above .500 and seven games behind the New York Yankees for the Wild Card. Since facing off against the Yankees for the first time back on May 12th, the Blue Jays and Yankees have gone in opposite directions. While the Jays have compiled a 15-27 record since mid-May, the Yankees have put together a 33-17 record.
As expected, the long ball has played a crucial part in this series – 11 home runs have already been hit at Yankee Stadium this week alone which means my prediction of 12 home runs in this series could hold true. Ricky Romero will attempt to salvage the series tomorrow against Andy Pettite. Aside from a Roy Halladay start, the next best chance for the Jays to win a game in this series is with RR Cool Jay on the mound.
Hey now, you’re an All-Star
Congratulations to Aaron Hill and Roy Halladay for being named to the American League All-Star squad. While Halladay’s spot on the roster was a given, Aaron Hill had to fight for his position on the team and was voted in by the coaches and his fellow players. I think most people assumed that Ian Kinsler would win the second baseman fan vote and Aaron Hill would get the player’s and coaches vote. Now it’s Dustin Pedroia who will start that game at second base, even though he’s playing just about as well as Alex Rios. Adam Lind is also up for the Final Vote and could make the American League All-Star team, so make sure vote for Adam Lind!