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Nobody in Hollywood could have written Travis Snider’s return any better. After a home run in his first at bat back with the Blue Jays along with a single on the evening, Snider was 2 for 4 in his major league return and sent a big message to any doubters and naysayers.

Randy Ruiz hit his third home run in less than a week, making that eight hits in the span of just 25 at bats already. I have a feeling that Ruiz isn’t going to let up any time soon.

What else can you say about that game? The Blue Jays major league leading 22nd one-run loss of the season stung a little bit, but all was not lost. On any other night of the week, nine runs would be plenty to take down the competition but Ricky Romero and Casey Janssen got kicked around a bit so the offense had to pick up the slack.

Overall, it was a great effort and the Blue Jays narrowly missed winning that game by a just a few feet on multiple occasions. Maybe if the dome were closed, those fly balls from Adam Lind and Randy Ruiz could have cleared the fence.

Instead of dwelling on something in the past, we move on to tonight’s matchup which features former tradebait candidates Roy Halladay and Clay Buchholz. Run totals will most likely be down tonight, but when it’s the Boston Red Sox you can never be quite sure what might happen. Hell, if Roy Halladay misplaces a cutter, he could just have a bald-headed warthog barrelling down on him.

I’ll be liveblogging tonight’s game over at The Score so come check it out and hopefully watch Doc win his 14th game tonight.

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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 son for the next 20 years.



  1. eyebleaf

    August 19, 2009 - 5:41 pm

    Oh yeah, they lost. Oh well!

    Opposite field home runs FTW!!!1

  2. Ian H.

    August 19, 2009 - 5:46 pm

    Yeah, just like Tao I'm not too upset about it. It was a great effort, and the Jays at least put themselves in a great position to win the game on multiple occasions.

    Not to mention the RISP numbers. 3 for 8 or something like that? Holy crap!

  3. woodpeck

    August 20, 2009 - 12:20 pm

    and now the Snider in yer Header is all the more relevant! woohoo!

  4. Ian H.

    August 20, 2009 - 4:25 pm

    Thanks woodpeck! I hope Snider is here to stay, I can only change that banner so many times!

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