Friday, 29 June 2012

Close one, I guess.

Source: FanGraphs

 What a frustrating piece of shit game that was.  Whether it's the part where Brett Cecil doesn't get yanked until he gives up 8 runs, or the part where it takes 5 strikes to get Albert Pujols out (Janssen only got 4, so naturally Albert singles and scores), or Rasmus sliding under a tag and getting called out.

I feel like if that Pujols doesn't score that run in the Angels' half of the 9th, the Jays might have gone with a bit of a different strategy, going for a tie, but with Rasmus/Bautista/Encarnacion up, maybe not.  Anyway, a few close calls that go the other way and the Jays could have very well won that one (though when Jeff Mathis is the lynchpin/Zaunhead, I guess you can't really complain).  And of course, the whole "Ricky Romero going 3+ innings the day before" thing probably didn't help issues much.  What more is there to say, really?  This team needs pitching.

Cue Ken Rosenthal of FOX, among others, telling us that the Jays are currently issuing the "full court press", whatever the fuck that means, with regards to acquiring starting pitching.  In other news, taffy is delicious.Seriously, I could have told you this (and I have, actually) 30 times since the offseason; 3 guys in their 20's who have never thrown a full season of major league baseball in the AL East where never going to be productive enough to get them all the way to the promise land.

So yeah.  Same news.  There was always going to be some major consideration about trades, because this team needs some pitchers.  Not just for this year, but going forward until all of those big prospects in the minors can zip on up to the bigs.

The Yankees have claimed Chris Schwinden off waivers from the Indians.  That's not really anything newsworthy for us, except that the player removed from the 40-man to make room for him is Danny Farquhar.  These two have just been claimed and DFA'ed over and over by seemingly every team in the league lately.

Other than that, who gives a shit?

Lawrie 3B
Rasmus CF
Bautista RF
Edwin DH
Johnson 2B
Escobar SS
Davis LF

Lind 1B

Charlie P



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