Blue Jays-Rays: Toronto Beats Tampa on Walk-off Wild Pitch

Ian HunterCorrespondent IAugust 26, 2009

NEW YORK - JULY 06:  Marco Scutaro #19 of the Toronto Blue Jays scores a run against the New York Yankees on July 6, 2009 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)



Well, that was certainly one of the more creative ways to end a ballgame! A wild pitch with the bases loaded was enough to score Marco Scutaro and help the Blue Jays celebrate their fifth walk-off victory of the season.

Props to Marc Rzepczynski for keeping the game close through six innings. Thankfully, the bullpen kept it together long enough as Carlson, Downs and League combined for three innings of scoreless relief. I'm not sure how in the hell that's possible, but it actually happened.

I guess Alan Jackson wasn't in town tonight because Kevin Millar hit cleanup and played first base. He responded well to my criticism earlier today by going one for three with a walk. Proof once again that he feeds off the Blue Jays blogosphere's hatred/disappointment for him. LJ from The Te of Inglett suggested that we start calling him "Yousuck" to which I immediately agreed.

Honourable mention goes to Rod Barajas for tying the game with a pinch-hit home run in the ninth inning. For those scoring, that was the second pinch-hit home run of the season from Barajas, the first of which was June 16 against the Philadelphia Phillies.

Congratulations boys, take those victories any way you can get them!