Jays offense serves up a delicious BAS

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A big thank you goes out to the Kansas City Royals because they just became the Toronto Blue Jays slump buster.

It was like a completely different team on the field last night – not only were the Blue Jays getting on base, but they were driving them home. What seemed like a foreign concept these past few games finally came around against the Royals.

First off, great for Lyle Overbay for snapping out of his mini-funk. Here’s my theory on the Lyle Overbay Hate-Fest in Toronto: the fans can’t boo Vernon Wells anymore, so naturally the next target is the slumping Lyle Overbay.


I would hardly say a two week slump from Overbay warrants being heckled as badly as A-Rod, but hey … it’s a free country. Personally, I think Overbay lost his mojo right after he shaved that epic trucker stache of his, but things seem to be back to normal … facial hair notwithstanding.

Jose Bautista did a great job of recruiting more BAS members with his two home runs and five RBI’s. Bautista wasted no time at all in those two at bats, swinging at the first pitch both times and sending them both over the left field fence.

Congrats to Brandon Morrow for picking up his first win of the season. After those first two shaky starts, I’ll admit I was a little scared that maybe Alex Anthopolous got the wrong Brandon back in that trade. However, like his counterparts in Shaun Marcum and Ricky Romero, Morrow flirted with a no-hitter late in the game.

So I guess the Royals were the cure for what ailed the Blue Jays after all. Bring on game two!

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.

5 thoughts on “Jays offense serves up a delicious BAS

  • April 20, 2010 at 1:26 pm

    I'm glad Morrow showed his potential last night… I was one of the goofballs putting a ultimatum on his head. We'll see how he does against AL East batters though… he should get a start against Tampa this weekend

    Gotta love the Moonraker HRs

  • April 20, 2010 at 3:51 pm

    Same here … I was a little worried after those first two starts. Given it was only the Kansas City Royals, but still … Morrow one-hit the New Oakland A's last year, so he definitely has lots of potential.

  • April 20, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    by the way…. who the f* is Bradley Glenn out of Lansing?! Batting .400 with 50 at bats… 3 HRs, 8 RBIs, and even 3 SBs

    Maybe we found ourselves a right fielder… Wouldnt be surprised if he's in Vegas by August

  • April 20, 2010 at 7:16 pm

    Wow … sounds like a great prospect!
    And how about Luis Perez who's only given up 3 hits total in 17 IP? He'll probably be up in Vegas before we know it, too.

  • April 20, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    I hope the new adjustment that Morrow made to his arm
    slot/delivery allows him to pitch effectively more often.

    Who would have guessed that two different starters this year would be mentioned in the same sentence as no hitter. I know that it didn't happen for RR or Morrow but it's something…

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