Speaking of The Twilight Zone, Vernon Wells hit another home run—his second on a span of just four games. Vernon is also riding an eight game hitting streak in which he’s hitting .342. After being on high alert for weeks, the VWHAS has been lowered to “Elevated” and all is right in the universe once again.
Aside from some trouble early on in the game, Scott Richmond was fantastic once again. He went seven strong innings and capped his evening by finishing off 14 Reds in a row. One home run, one single, two walks—that’s all the Cincinnati Reds could muster against Scott Richmond. As much as the Blue Jays have missed Roy Halladay these past few weeks, it’s guys like Richmond who have stepped up in Doc’s absence and kept this team grounded.
I know we’re not even at the All Star break yet, but can someone call the MLB and tell them to start printing Scott Rolen’s name on the Gold Glove Award for American League third baseman? Rolen made another incredible play last night to not only steal extra bases away from the Reds, but in effect he also stole our hearts. I said it last week but let me just reiterate that I’m sorry for ever doubting how awesome Scott Rolen is.