This Calls for a Celebration

I’d say that the Blue Jays stringing together two consecutive wins calls for a celebration. Sociable!

Starting off the month of August with two straight wins is a great way to help forget how abysmal July was for the Blue Jays. An 8-16 record with nine one-run losses wrapped up what was far and above the worst month of the season for the team. Now with just two months left to go, the Jays are in the home stretch of the 2009 campaign and the immediate goal for them is to break even with a .500 record.

Another great sign of things to come is the anticipation of Shaun Marcum to return to the starting rotation. Although the rookies have done a great job at holding down the fort this season, the Blue Jays need some experienced pitchers like Marcum and Roy Halladay to establish some sort of normality and dependability to what has seemed like a revolving door of starting pitchers.


The prospect of having Travis Snider back in a Blue Jays uniform is another boost to the team that the Blue Jays are really looking forward to. His Pacific Coast League player of the week award should send off alarms that it’s time to send him up from Las Vegas. In his last ten games with the Las Vegas 51’s, Snider has collected 16 RBI’s to go along with 4 home runs.

So even though they might have a 51-54 record right now, there is still a lot to look forward to with the Blue Jays in the final two months of the season. And if all else fails, there’s always alcohol. Sociable!

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.

7 thoughts on “This Calls for a Celebration

  • August 4, 2009 at 4:20 am

    The anticipation of Shaun Marcum rejoining the rotation has my hormones raging. I love finesse pitchers (minus Josh Towers) so I'm really looking forward to his return. I hope his velocity will hold up considering he never threw that hard in the first place. I can't wait to pull my Marcum jersey out of the closet, dust it off and rock it at the dome for the first time this season.

  • August 4, 2009 at 5:08 am




    Yes, there's a lot to look forward to.


  • August 4, 2009 at 11:52 am

    goin' to celebrate at wednesday's game! GO RZEP!!!

  • August 4, 2009 at 12:26 pm

    HLF, I'm also eagerly anticipating Marcum's return. After Doc, he's my next favourite pitcher and I can't wait to see him carve up the competition.

    DS, if we're calling for a celebration after a 2 game winning streak, imagine what it would be like if there were a 3 game winning streak, or a 4 game winning streak? Better get a new liver on standby just in case.

    EyeB, I'm with you brother. Millar is a dead man walking unless he hits 2-3 home runs this week.

    woodpeck, enjoy the game! R-Zep is a good kid, I think he'll handle the Yankees pretty well.

  • August 4, 2009 at 1:10 pm

    reminder to self: save 5 bucks for Rolen shirt at the Jays shop.
    snyder arrival=millar departure… we can see that happenin'.

  • August 4, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    Good idea! Actually, Scott Rolen is one of the few departed Blue Jays who I would actually consider getting a T-Shirt or Jersey of. I'm going to the game on Friday, so I'll have to take a peek myself to see how much the Rolen shirts are.

    I hope Millar is gone by the end of the week and Sniderman is in left field soon.

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