Ricky Romero was brilliant yet AGAIN, holding the Nationals to 2 runs over 7 picture-esque innings!
Lyle Overbay, in one game of his resurgent year, drove in five runs, and the Blue Jays did what they should have done in the first two games of the series- RUN OVER THE NATIONALS 9-4!
And the Blue Jays have an absolutely dynamite chance this week to take over the Wild Card, as they are just one game behind the New York Yankees yet again! The Yankee hurler C.C. Sabathia left with an undisclosed arm injury in Sunday's 6-5 loss to the Marlins that could see the Yankees' ace southpaw land on the disabled list, which of course, would be great news for Yankee haters.
With C.C. Sabathia out of the picture, and a very terrible Chien-Mang-Wang, one might wonder who might be able to turn in a decent outing for the up and down Yankees who will now have to rely on a see-saw Burnett and an aging Andy Pettitte to hold down the fort. Joba Chamberlain? He's no Roger Clemens.
The Blue Jays? A 4-2 roadtrip nevertheless, and a nine-game homestand against the Cincinnati Reds, Philadelphia, and finally the first long-awaited meeting with the former American League Champion Tampa Bay Rays. A critical homestand, folks, because the roadtrip that follows goes through three American League East cities before the all-star break, including New York and Tampa Bay.
Regardless, it is the second half of the season where the division will be won or lost, as Toronto has a TON of divisional games left, and by that time, Halladay should be in full commission yet again. The machine will be the terminator. And the offense will play like a team run by Cito Gaston, right?
Yeah! Yeah! Looking forward to Tuesday and Brian Tallet! $4 discount game, $1 hot dogs, if you go!