When given enough rope …

I’ve said this before, and I’ll say it again … almost every time that Cito Gaston gives Brandon League a little bit of extra leeway of rope, League manages to hang himself with it.

I’ll stand by my belief that Brandon League should be used only in small doses, which is backed by a great article over at Batter’s Box. Shawn Camp on the other hand continue to be a pleasant surprise in the bullpen; three innings of scoreless and hitless relief was enough for Camp to solidify his place in the ‘pen as a reliable long relief man.

Scott Rolen could not have picked a better time to extend his 24 game hit streak. When he laced that single up the middle, a sound came out of my mouth that some would say is similar to what a middle-aged woman would sound like at a bachelorette party. At the time, I felt it was perfectly acceptable to scream at the top of my lungs.


It’s always tough to lose in extra innings, but it’s even more tough when you can go back and pinpoint key areas where the Blue Jays could have easily won the game. Better luck next time, I guess.

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.

4 thoughts on “When given enough rope …

  • July 8, 2009 at 3:22 pm

    While I agree with you… League totally got boned on that strikeout that the Ump didnt giv ehim

  • July 8, 2009 at 3:30 pm

    I think we all shrieked like bitches when Rolen got his hit.

    Imagine a game where Wells drove in the winning run with a clutch base-hit? Yeah, would have been something, alright.

    Poor Brandon.

    And you're right about Camp; he was nails last night. He's done well this year – 113 ERA +

  • July 8, 2009 at 7:01 pm

    It was a tough loss, but not really a bad game — and (eyebleaf) Wells came awfully close to doing exactly that. Hill scores on that play and we all love VW (for today at least).

  • July 8, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    It sucked that Hill was thrown out at the plate, but at least Vernon came through with a clutch two-out hit.

    I'm not accustomed to seeing that happen, I almost had to do a double take.

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