Today's 5-3 loss to the Orioles sucked, and not just because we were listening to Buck Martinez on the MASN broadcast for the first few innings.
A couple of defensive miscues (Lyle, babe: what is up with you this week?) and more weak-ass hitting, and the Jays barely muster much of a fight against the Orioles.
Although Matt Stairs' homer was pretty sweet.
Lil Litschy didn't pitch as well as his line, as he failed to bear down and get outs after the commission of the aforementioned errors. They might not show up on Litsch's book, but the at bats after the errors were crucial, and he just didn't get the job done. (Today was the first time in a while where we started to wonder whether if slotting Litsch in as your number five starter next year is such a good idea.)
While we were drinking
We watched the Jays' 5-2 win (along with three other games simultaneously) at a fine dining and drinking establishment last night, which perhaps explains why we are so delinquent in getting anything posted today. It's not so much that we didn't want to...it's just that our synapses are still a little soggy.
But seeing Frank Thomas go deep, it reminded us of what this team was supposed to be, which was one that would crank out enough homers to be in just about any game. It just doesn't seem to have worked out that way.