I really thought that with the NEW LIVE GAME THREAD we launched yesterday here at Jays Journal, that it would really have an impact on the game. I mean, I REALLY ACTUALLY THOUGHT that the Toronto Blue Jays were going to win last night, because I knew this LIVE GAME THREAD would be a success. Well, that was it… that was our last chance. The season’s over. Last night’s 4-3 loss to the Baltimore Orioles was a heartbreaker. This game is meaningless. R.A. Dickey pitched well enough to win for 4 innings. Unfortunately, a 4-run 2nd inning cost him the game.
Today the ball is in the hands of flame throwing and knee-buckling pitcher, Brandon Morrow (though it’s tough to make anybody break quite like Dickey broke Nate McClouth at 1st base last night.) Morrow’s flame throwing ability seems to be a bit of concern since he was mostly throwing his fastball around 90-91 MPH in his last start. It made even the tortoise say “Damn! What’s wrong with this guy?” (If you don’t know the story of the Tortoise and the Hare, read a book will you!) So I think we’re all looking for Morrow to flip the switch and get back to throwing the 97 MPH missiles with which we’re accustomed.
Speaking of things with which we’re accustomed, wouldn’t it be great if today’s the day the Jays bats get back on track! The opportunity is there as the Orioles send RHP Josh Stinson to the mound. Stinson has been a mostly career minor league player since 2006, making only 20 appearances (1 start) over the last 2 seasons. He’s been very hittable at every pro level. So essentially the Jays are facing a batting practice pitcher. Let’s hope they treat Stinson as such and less like making him look like an All Star (a la Chris Tillman.)
So please feel free to comment below and hopefully enjoy the game with me… or feel free to shred me apart, forcing me to trap myself in a glass case of emotion. Either way, it will be a great time for YOU! If you can’t follow live because you have something better to do (YOU’RE NOT A REAL FAN! Just kidding… but really… you’re not a real fan) direct the fury at me on Twitter (@JayOnJays)
News & Notes
— Mike Wilner (@Wilnerness590) April 24, 2013
Breaking News!Adam Lind is not with the team — his wife has gone into labour!
— Blue Jays from Away (@JaysFromAway) April 24, 2013
RHP Josh Stinson makes his first start as a Baltimore Oriole. This is his 2nd Major League start.
Toronto Blue Jays
Brandon Morrow RHP
Josh Stinson RHP
Things That Are Happening
I’ll be posting updates of what’s happening throughout the game below. Anything of major interest or might happen to be hilarious, might find themselves embedded right here on this thread… If I can handle that (Cut me some slack! I’m new!)