Case of the Mondays

If you take a look at the top of the website, you might notice the new banner and somewhat new layout. It was the brainchild of Carson, the man behind the Blue Jays video “Where Amazing Happens“. Big props to him for all his hard work on the new banner. You can also check out his new Blue Jays video below with highlights from the 2008 and 2009 season. Each time I hear that song, I think of Roberto Alomar’s induction into the Level of Excellence at the 2008 Home Opener.

Fresh off their four game sweep of the Boston Red Sox, the New York Yankees welcome the Blue Jays to the wind tunnel for a three game series. Tonight, Mark Rzepczynski faces off against Sergio Mitre for the second time in the last five days. The Blue Jays will attempt to improve on their 2-7 record against the Yankees this season. Coming off back to back wins against the Orioles has boosted the morale of the club, so look for a high-scoring game tonight. I’ll be liveblogging the game over at The Score starting just before 7pm, so come check it out.

We saw some great results from the much-scrutinized six and seven hitters last week. Vernon Wells and Ales Rios combined for 4 HR and 14 RBI’s in the last five games. It’s a small sample size, but those are encouraging statistics that Wells and Rios could finally be turning things around (even though the season is already two-thirds over).


Nevertheless, there are still 52 games left to play and it’s not quite time to raise the white flag on the 2009 season. This time last year, the Blue Jays were 59-59 and sat 12.5 games out of first place. If they can just make it over that .500 hurdle once again, it will be a huge step forward.

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.

6 thoughts on “Case of the Mondays

  • August 10, 2009 at 5:59 pm

    Digging the new banner, bro.

    And just think of this way: if we sweep New York, Tampa, and Boston, we're right back in this thing, baby!

  • August 10, 2009 at 6:34 pm


    I share your optimism – after all, it was last year that the Blue Jays started a 10 game winnings streak, so it could happen again.

  • August 10, 2009 at 6:49 pm

    who knows, if Rios and Wells keep it up one of them might be able to bump Kevin Millar out of the clean-up spot.

  • August 10, 2009 at 7:40 pm

    I was just thinking that the other day. If Wells/Rios keep this up, Cito won't have any choice but to put Vernon back up there.

    Then again, anybody in the cleanup spot is a better choice than Kevin Millar.

  • August 10, 2009 at 7:46 pm

    Ian, I lovelovelove the new banner!!! Snider and Rios are great choices of players to have there, but it's even more appropriate that Doc is right in the middle.

    Eyebleaf, I sure hope that the Jays can do it again and sweep everybody. I have faith in them! 🙂

  • August 10, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    Thanks Kaeli, I appreciate the feedback. I was actually waiting for the Roy Halladay trade thing to pass before I posted it, and lucky enough he's still in a Jays uniform so the banner is still relevant!

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