James Shields did the Jays draft position a huge favour by throwing seven scoreless in Toronto. Handing the the blue birds their first loss in four and arresting this unneeded run down the draft board.
Unfortunately the teams around the Jays didn’t do them a ton of favours. I suppose the Mets, Angels, and Rockies are helping by extending getting hot at the right time and ensuring the Jays will be occupy at least the 10 or 12 slot for the forseeable future. Other than that, even with today’s loss, not much changed. The Phillies are ice cold and playing out the string. The Mariners got shutout by the Astros, and Milawaukee continue to tank.
Next up for our heroes is a cross country flight to the desert where they’ll begin a three game set with the Arizona Diamondbacks. Similar to the Royals, the D’Backs are slightly above .500 yet done in the wild card race. They are ten games over .500 at home though, so hope that trend holds.
Happy Labour Day.
I’m really not sure what’s so funny James.
Topics: Toronto Blue Jays 2014 Draft