Litsch Gets Lit Up

Jesse Litsch may have been hoping for a curtain call after his return to the majors, but it was more like being yanked off stage by the giant hook.

Litsch didn’t even make it out of the third inning against the Colorado Rockies, giving up seven earned runs and tossing 80 pitches.

There were rumblings that Jesse was on some sort of a pitch count, but I don’t think the coaching staff could have ever foreseen him reaching the max in the third inning.

After Litsch’s horrible performance, there was a bit of a debate as to whether it was too early to call him up from Las Vegas in the first place.

It’s not like the Blue Jays were exactly hurting for starting pitching. Brian Tallet wasn’t exactly blowing away the competition, he was merely keeping the spot warm for Jesse Litsch or Marc Rzepczynski.

I think we should probably give Jesse Litsch a bit of a break. I mean, he’s over a year removed from his last major league start, so obviously he’s going to be a little bit rusty.

This was just another step on the road to recovery for the young righty, and another start that will hopefully serve as a lesson for the future.

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.


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