- The Toronto Blue Jays finally snapped a 9 game skid in which they defeated Boston 6-3. They are back home again at the Rogers Centre which appears to be their comfort zone as they are 17-6 at home and 11-17 on the road. Casey Janssen is making his way this year as a starting pitcher (after missing this season and all of 2008 due to a torn labrum that required surgery) and pitched 7 good innings, giving up 3 runs on 11 hits. The bullpen was strong and Scott Downs received his 6th save of the season.
- Isn't it interesting how Boston, yet again, misses the great Roy Halladay. Brian Tallet goes today for the Jays against Brad Penny.
- Andy Pettitte had a tough outing in which he was pulled after the 5th due to stiffness in his back. While this injury doesn't appear to be series enough to cause him to miss a start, this is the very reason why it is important to have Joba as a starter. If a guy in their rotation is hurt, they still have Hughes down in the minor to replace an injured guy without having to look elsewhere (whether it be within their own system or trading for a player).
- The tricky situation will come when the Yankees decide to bring Wang back into the starting rotation. Do you keep Hughes up and put him or Joba in the pen or do you send him back to AAA. I say 100% no to Hughes in the bullpen, that is the dumbest thing they could possibly do as he will not reach his innings and it will set him back for next year.
- C.J Wilson of the Rangers had a great day yesterday. In their double header against the A's, Wilson came up with a win in the first game, after Texas was able to score 3 runs in the 8th inning to give them the lead. In the second game, he recorded a save which brought him up to 4 for the year. Does anyone know if he is throwing the Gyro ball yet?
- Mets won in 11 innings yesterday. That Omir Santos has turned out to be a decent player for them so far this year. It is amazing to see how big of a contributor Sheffield has been to the team as well. It is turning out to be a steal so far for the team.
- Matt Wieters made his debut for the Orioles tonight going 0-4 with a strikeout. He is supposed to be the next big thing for the Orioles organization which is something they need as they have been brutal to watch on television.
Saturday, May 30, 2009
Friday around Baseball
Some things to note about some of yesterdays games: