- Stellar pitching - Both the bullpen and the starting rotation has been more than solid in the past three weeks. Highlights include the maturing of AJ Burnett, the emergence of Dustin McGowan as a legit starter and Jeremy Accardo as a closer, and the return of Doc Halladay. Today with Sean Marcum leaving early with a sore back, Tallet and the gang came in and shut the Chisox down for the last six innings. Another day at the office for this squad.
- Timely Hitting - Until their recent series with the Orioles, the Jays hadn't won a come from behind game all year. Since then they have made it a habit. You never feel that this team is out of a game offensively. They may not mash like they did last year, but they can piece together runs pretty effectively when they need them.
- Attitude - When things went to hell, these guys could have given up. Instead, they got through it and got better. There are a lot of winners on this team.
- Wins Are Piling Up - The Jays won two series this week. They are only 5 games out of the Wild Card and are due to get several key players back in the short term. September may be interesting in Toronto this year.
Sunday, June 3, 2007
OK. So we are down about losing Lyle Overbay. But hey, there are a lot of things to be grateful for: