Sunday, July 22, 2007

Gas Can Impresses in Win

After the two lousy years that Josh Towers has strung together, who knew that he still had a performance like yesterday's still in him? Towers threw 6.2 innings of shutout ball yesterday to cover up for the Jays' anemic offense.

With Towers about to become a free agent, he needs to string together some games like that for his own future. After a solid 2005 season (13-12, 112 Ks/29 BBs, 3.71 ERA), JP Riccardi gave Towers a two year $5.2 million deal. At the time it appeared that the underestimated Towers had finally come into his own. Instead, 2005 was one of those free agency year flukes. 2006 was dismal for Towers and even worse for the Jays. When Towers imploded, there was nobody ready to step up. The only positive that came out of it was that the team discovered that Casey Janssen had the guts to pitch in the majors.

So it's do or die time for Gas Can. Hopefully the Jays can benefit from his predicament.

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