Hey! New Guy!
He bunts, he turns double plays, he hauls down line drives, and he even twirls his bat in the batter’s box. Welcome the new guy, Yunel Escobar.
He didn’t take very long to make his impression on the team either, as Escobar looked very comfortable out there both on the field and at the dish.
He even decided to take matters into his own hands on his very first at bat as a Blue Jay, bunting for a single. Cito Gaston later admitted that he didn’t call for that play and Escobar just did it on his own. Way to be proactive, Yuney!
Not to be overshadowed, Ricky Romero was back in fine form after being roughed up his two previous starts where he gave up 13 runs in just 5 innings combined. Nothing like a start against the lowly Baltimore Orioles to cure what ails the soul.
And not to get too ahead of myself here, but with his 3 hits against the Orioles, Aaron Hill’s batting average climbed back up to .196. If he continues hitting like this, Hill could finally climb back over the Mendoza Line for the first time since May 6th.
Again, nothing like the OrioLOLs to help break a player out of their funk.