It's Dickey Day in Canada, presented by Scotiabank today. Here's hoping his back and neck don't have him any grief and that he can get in to the 7th or 8th inning, because this bullpen usage is getting a little absurd. The Jays have the third most innings thrown by the bullpen so far this year, behind only Houston and Pittsburgh. They're right in the middle of the pack as far as bullpen ERA is concerned, so it's not that they aren't effective or anything (Casey Janssen's pure awesomeness is probably skewing those numbers towards the positive), it's just that it would be nice to not have to go to the bullpen early and need to use Aaron Loup for two innings every other day. So yeah, get 'em Dickey.
It was encouraging to see Ricky Romero have a couple nice innings last night. He appeared to be looking down at his finger after every pitch in the 4th, so I'm wondering if there was a blister or a fingernail problem or something. I figure they mentioned that on the broadcast, but I was listening to the game on the "Park" setting on MLB.TV (which has got to be one of the most beautiful inventions ever, by the way), so I dunno.
Finally, I'm growing a bit concerned with Melky Cabrera. The guy was never going to repeat his numbers from the last two years, thanks to