Going into last night's game, the Jays hadn't won a game this season when trailing after six innings. But solid pitching by the bullpen, a highlight reel throw to home by Matt Stairs, and home runs by Frank Thomas and Matt Stairs kept the team in the game. But it was the spark of Alex Rios bat coming off the bench (WTF?) in the eighth inning that really made the difference. His RBI single in the eighth and go-ahead home run in the tenth did the trick. Jeremy Accardo continued his amazing seasson by shutting the Orioles down in the bottom of the tenth to get the save.
But back to Rios. What is going on with him being benched so regularly? Is he injured? Is Gibbons insane? With no answers forthcoming, we are free to speculate wildly. We'd love to have our readers' input on this.