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Okay, so maybe it wasn’t an “afternoon delight” of sorts, but I was already committed to using that title whether the Blue Jays won or not.
It was nearly a self-fulfilling prophecy, hadn’t it been for Alex Gordon’s solo home run in the top of the tenth. I think our pals at 1 Blue Jays Way must not have been in the house this afternoon, otherwise Gordon would have left the batter’s box in tears.
So it was the same story as usual with Shaun Marcum on the mound – another quality start, but nothing to show for it. He started off with a rough first inning, but cruised for the most part for the rest of the afternoon.
Of course, the pitching received some help thanks to a couple of spectacular plays on the field. I didn’t see them live, but after hearing the call on the radio, you definitely have to go back and check out these two defensive jems courtesy of Alex Gonzalez and John McDonald.
I guess it was also an impromptu Wayback Wednesday which featured the Blue Jays in their powder blue uniforms once again. Most notably, Cito Gaston brought back the old school blue jacket and I have to say, looking quite sharp circa 1990.