Maybe it’s the catwalks. Maybe it’s the cowbells. Or maybe it’s the approximation to the fictional Del Boca Vista Phase III condominiums.
Whatever reason it is, the Toronto Blue Jays have one hell of a time trying to beat the Tampa Bay Rays on the road. Since 2006 2008, the Blue Jays have compiled a 4-17 record at Tropicana Field.
It’s funny because both the Blue Jays and Rays have performed much better on the road than they have at home. The Jays are 16-11 on the road and the Rays are a dominant 22-8 away from home.
Oddly enough, it appears there’s no such thing as home field advantage for both teams. While both teams have a winning record on home turf, they are both just 3 games above .500 at home.
So the Summer of Tallet (™ Tao of Stieb) continues tonight as Brian Tallet looks for his first win of the season. It was initially thought that Tallet would just make one spot start last week against Tampa Bay, which would make way for Jesse Litsch’s long-awaited return.
Just like the boys from The Hangover, Litsch will remain in Vegas trying to regain his composure and figure out why there’s a tiger in his bathroom. Until then, Brian Tallet has bought himself some more time in the fifth starter’s spot.