The hit parade continues

I hate to say this, but I kind of feel bad for the Chicago White Sox because they had almost no chance of winning last night’s 14-0 drubbing at the hands of the Blue Jays. It all started going downhill for them in the first inning when Alexei Ramirez booted a routine double play ball which eventually lead to 3 runs. And after that, the Blue Jays never looked back.

Last night’s win was a complete team effort; everyone contributed including Jose Bautista with his first homerun of the year. Brian Tallet was completely dialed in, aside from a bases loaded scare in the 3rd inning. Anyone who was initially skeptical about Brian Tallet moving into the starting rotation should take a look at the boxscore from the last few games he has pitched.

While the Jays shortstop Marco Scutaro is putting together a phenomenal season so far, on the other side of the diamond, Chicago’s Alexei Ramirez seems to be suffering from a sophomore slump. Although he was only charged with one error, Ramirez bobbled the ball on several occasions and could not get anything right on the field. The White Sox would have probably been better to send a cardboard cutout to shortstop rather than Alexei Ramirez. There is no doubt that Ozzie Guillen probably chewed him out after that horrendous performance.


Front to back, it was a great game for the Blue Jays. Today’s task is much more daunting though; Brian Burres faces off against Mark Buehrle. The White Sox will be looking for redemption today, so look for them to be very aggressive at the plate today. But I’m pretty sure that the Blue Jays will measure up to the task.

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.

4 thoughts on “The hit parade continues

  • April 25, 2009 at 3:12 pm

    Other than the damage Alexei Ramirez did to my pride (I’m a fantasy owner), I had a few good laughs at the White Sox expense.

    It looked like the Jays were facing a squad of Double-A arms last night.

  • April 25, 2009 at 4:01 pm

    Son of a… I’d take my pic down of the mashup because clearly you had yours up first but then I would be late for work with nothing to show for it!

    It’s going to be a tough one tonight, but meh, keep taking 2 of 3 right? And Halladay’s going tomorrow… sooooooo… Just saying.


  • April 25, 2009 at 4:18 pm

    Ramirez looked terible, I don’t think I have seen anything like that before.

  • April 26, 2009 at 11:54 pm

    Scott, I also have Ramirez in one of my fantasy pools. He frustrates me to no end, because he of course hit a grand slam yesterday. Dammit!

    Dave, great minds think alike!

    VDUB, no doubt that was one of the worst defensive performances in a single game I have ever seen. But I guess whatever Ozzie Guillen said to him worked, because he smacked a grand slam yesterday.

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