You Stay Classy, San Diego

Well, it turned out that road trip through San Diego wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be.

For a series that had the potential to be detrimental for the Blue Jays, they fared pretty well taking two out of three from the San Diego Padres.

A 3-6 end to the road trip wasn’t what the Blue Jays had anticipated to come out from that road swing, but it had the potential to be much worse.


Tropicana Field and Petco Park were two ballparks that I’m sure the Blue Jays weren’t particularly keen on visiting (for separate reasons: one for the opponent and one for the ballpark itself), yet when all was said and done … they are returning home just a game and a half further out from the division lead than before they left.

This time, Ricky Romero’s family and friends saw him in fine form as opposed to that shelling they took in a few weeks ago in Anaheim. The only real mistake he made was trying to throw Lance Zawadzki out at first base on a high chopper, which lead to Scott Hairston scoring from third base.

Fred Lewis was spectacular once again with four hits, just a home run shy of the cycle. With his incredible game at the plate, Lewis bumped his batting average back up to .291 and is once again within range of that coveted .300 mark.

And with the end of that road trip means the end of Interleague Games in National League parks for the Blue Jays this year. That means no more pitchers hitting in the number nine slot and back to the real American League way of playing the game.

All I can say is it’s not a moment too soon. Bring on those Little Giants!

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.

2 thoughts on “You Stay Classy, San Diego

  • June 18, 2010 at 12:08 am

    With the exception of the Phils. We might get a DH but it's still an NL game…

  • June 18, 2010 at 1:24 am

    Yeah, seems like the Phils have the edge in that series even though technically they're the visitors.

    From what I recall, CBP is a pitcher-friendly park and looks like Halladay will be pitching the Sunday game too.

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