Walk-off times two

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After another rough day filled with Halladay trade rumours and the announcement of the release of B.J. Ryan, a win against the Tampa Bay Rays was just what the Toronto Blue Jays needed to get back into the good books. But it didn’t work out that way – instead the Rays won their second straight game in walk-off fashion against the Blue Jays.

Last night it was pitcher’s duel, and tonight it was what could only be described as a “hitter’s duel”. The lead changed many times, there were 19 runs and 31 hits in total. Sounds more like an All-Star game box score rather than a regular season matchup between the Jays and the Rays.

Watching the Rays win two straight walk-off games is incredibly deflating, but the Blue Jays will turn to Roy Halladay to make sure it’s not a sweep. Knowing how intense Halladay is about game day rituals, I doubt he will even come close to talking to any reporters tomorrow so he will be on his game no matter how many teams are “serious about trading for him“.

I noticed a strange trend in the last three series for the Blue Jays which could continue tomorrow – in each of their previous series against the Yankees, Rays and Phillies, the Jays have won the final game in the series. Coincidence?

Just a quick note, I’ll be heading on holidays for a couple of days and should be back by the end of the week. Considering how quickly things have escalated already this week, I hope that I don’t come back to find that the Blue Jays are completely in shambles. Because if that’s the case, I might need more than just a few days to deal with the news.

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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 kids for the next 20 years.



  1. QJays

    July 9, 2009 - 11:58 am

    Like I told Tao – enjoy that feeling that says "I'm missing a winning a streak. I'm missing a winning streak."

  2. woodpeck

    July 9, 2009 - 12:34 pm

    vacation? in the middle of the season? disconnect and enjoy!

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