Hey – It’s Not All Doom and Gloom

First off, a confession.

I didn’t watch last night’s game.  I didn’t even see one pitch.  Five consecutive days of packing, moving, unpacking, and setting things up left me exhausted.  Though I gave it my all, I couldn’t keep my eyes open past 9:30 last night. 

So when I awoke to find that the Jays had lost 8-7 I was disappointed.  When I read the game summary to see HOW the Jays lost 8-7, I was shocked. 

Make no mistake – last night was a complete collapse.  Those are the kind of debacles that can leave scars on a team, especially a young team like Toronto.  But what doesn’t help heal those scars is focusing on the negative.

Yes – the bullpen imploded.

Yes – Travis Snider isn’t hitting.

Yes – Rajai Davis was placed on the DL.

But let’s ignore that.  Here a bunch of positives to offset the disaster of Monday night. 

1. Edwin Encarnacion is alive!  A three hit night pulled him over the Mendoza line, though he still has a long way to go to hit the 30 HR mark.

2. Corey Patterson made his regular season Blue Jays debut and was productive – 2 for 5 with a HR.

3. Yunel Escobar continues to hit well, going 1 for 3 to see his average sit at .458.

4. Though Bautista is still stuck on 2 HR, he is hitting an even .400 – a far cry of his average from last season.

5. Who is Jayson Nix?  A hiting machine apparently!

6. Jessie Litsch didn’t have is “A” stuff – as shown by four walks – but he battled through 5 shutout innings.

7. Jason Frasor came into pitch and DIDN’T ALLOW A RUN!!!!

8. Ricky Romero is on the hill tonight.  On top of being the ace of the staff and getting off to a blistering start to the season, he has pitched very well against the Mariners in his career: 3 starts, 1 – 0, 3.79 ERA, 13 K in 19 IP. 

9. The bad run ends tonight.  Book it.

One thought on “Hey – It’s Not All Doom and Gloom”

  1. I disagree with Encarnacion ever being put in a sentence with the word Positive, unless the sentence is ‘I am positive Encarnacion is a certified buffoon.’ Otherwise, great post.

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