Sunday, May 20, 2007

In third place again, naturally

In spite of their anemic performance against Nolan Ryan Adam Eaton today, and a 1-2 record against the Howardless Phillies, the Jays end the weekend in third place, one half game behind the Orioles, and likely 11 back of the Red Sox. Incredibly, the Jays will be just eight games out of the wild card, in spite of their 19-24 record. UPDATE: Oops...a Yanks win and the Jays are back in fourth. How in hell are we supposed to find the rainbows amongst all of these goddamn rainclouds?

Another less than stellar day at the plate, in spite of the three eighth inning homers. Those 2-1 wins last week masked just how lost the Jays have been at the plate. (Is anyone ready to pick up the Fire Mickey Brantley blog and run with it?)

Jesse Litsch didn't pitch terribly, but will likely get to enjoy much of the rest of his summer in New Hampshire or Syracuse.

Other notes: The Sun's Ken Fidlin says Halladay is already throwing, and expects to be back in early June...Both the OC Register and the LA Times envision Troy Glaus coming home, either as a Dodger or back with the Angels, although the number of hurdles standing in the way. Among them, a no trade contract, and the possibility of being on the hook for $24 million over the next two years.

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