Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Blue Jays go do-do against the O's

We'll confess to having checked out last night before Alex Rios' futile ninth inning homer last night (because we needed to maintain peace on the homefront), but the Blue Jays' offensive performance in last night's 4-3 loss to Baltimore was a tad sleepy.

Mind you, the Orioles didn't roll over and let the Jays scratch their belly in the same way that the Rangers did all weekend, and with only friends and family on hand at faux-retro Camden Yards, one can understand how they might have slipped off into a slumber.

Oh, Gibby: It's probably not worth busting out the Fire Gibbons tag just yet, but his decision in the eighth to stick with Matt Stairs against the left-handed Jamie Walker while Alex Rios sat on the bench was a little...um...perplexing.


Navin Vaswani said...

why, OH WHY, can't we hit rookie pitching? so frustrating.

Chris said...

Maybe Gibbons was saving Rios for the 9th inning, when he knew Sherrill was going to be coming in.

Tao of Stieb said...

If Gibbers has that sort of supernatural foresight, then we hope he starts to use it more often.

Darren Priest said...

According to Pat Tabler and the other guy in last night's broadcast, Rios was on the bench for punitive reasons.