When Given Enough Rope...

Ian HunterCorrespondent IJuly 8, 2009

I've said this before, and I'll say it again: Almost every time that Cito Gaston gives Brandon League a little bit of extra slack in his rope, League manages to hang himself with it.

I'll stand by my belief that Brandon League should be used only in small doses, which is backed by a great article over at Batter's Box.

Shawn Camp, on the other hand, continues to be a pleasant surprise in the bullpen.

Camp pitched three scorless innings of hit-less relief, which was enough to solidify his place in the 'pen as a reliable long-relief man.

Scott Rolen could not have picked a better time to extend his 24-game hitting streak.

When he laced that single up the middle, a sound came out of my mouth that some would say is similar to what a middle-aged woman would sound like at a bachelorette party. At the time, I felt it was perfectly acceptable to scream at the top of my lungs.

It's always tough to lose in extra innings, but it's even more tough when you can go back and pinpoint key areas where the Blue Jays could have easily won the game.

Better luck next time, I guess.