Fish slapped

The Toronto Blue Jays will be happy if they never have the see the Florida Marlins ever again.

After a three game sweep at the hands of the Fish, the Jays are still winless in interleague play this season with an 0-6 record against National League teams. Now the Blue Jays have an uphill battle as they head to Philadelphia to face the defending World Champions. Just in case you thought things couldn’t get any worse, there are still twelve more interleague games to play this month.

I think I can conclusively say that series against the Marlins was the worst of the year. The Blue Jays were outscored 24-11, giving up the most runs in a three game series all year. You can also take into account that Toronto’s starting pitchers didn’t even make it past the fourth inning in all three games. Add in Halladay’s injury and it was just an all around bad weekend for the Blue Jays and fans alike.


I know I mentioned this a few days ago, but Vernon Wells needs to really get his act together. It’s been 137 at bats since his last home run and 17 at bats since his last hit. Vernon made great contact on a couple of pitches yesterday but had nothing to show for it and was left off the hit chart once again. It’s almost one month away from the All-Star break and while most of the Blue Jays have settled in, Vernon Wells continues to struggle. The great news is that he has 5 years remaining in his contract to figure it all out so we’ll all be anxiously anticipating Wells to snap out if it just in time for another contract year.

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.

3 thoughts on “Fish slapped

  • June 16, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    I think that would be an appropriate punishment!

    BTW, do you think I should start working on some more "Levels of Hatred" for the VWHAS? It's almost about to blow its top!

  • June 16, 2009 at 11:16 pm

    I want to believe that Vernon's going to make sure it doesn't go any higher than severe. Although, admittedly, I'm having my doubts.

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