Sorry, I know this afternoon’s matinee is already in progress (check out The Score liveblog by the way) but I just wanted to touch on a few things from last night’s game.
If Joe Inglett were just a few inches taller, maybe he could have brought Jorge Posoda’s lazy fly ball down for an out. Instead it just barely cleared the right field wall for a home run. I love how Cito actually challenged the home run even though there clearly was no fan interference. Cito had no way of knowing that, but sometimes it’s just fun to test out the video review system to see if it works.
Randy Ruiz already has two home runs with the Blue Jays – one last night and one this afternoon already. I know it might be a little early to get too excited about this, but I have a feeling that the Pacific Coast League isn’t the only place that Ruiz will have success.
Was it any surprise that Jesse Carlson got lit up again last night? Three earned runs (albeit one cheap home run) bumped Carlson’s ERA to 5.40. Despite that, his place on the totem pole in the Jays bullpen really hasn’t changed much throughout the season. In my opinion, Cito should exhile Carlson much like John Gibbons did with Jason Frasor last year. Carlson needs to prove himself in low-leverage situations before he is allowed to pitch again in high-leverage situations.
Anyway, enjoy this afternoon’s game and don’t forget to check out The Score liveblog!