Jays 6, KC 8 - April 30th Recap

Pitching: Burrrr, it's getting cold up here. Burres simply could not throw strikes, and when he did the KC hitters made him pay for it. If I were to take a guess, it is unlikely that we will see Burres in the Jays lineup until after the all-star break if at all. His performances in 2008, and early on this season, have proven that he either needs more minor league experience or that his stuff simply isn't good enough for the MLB level. Bullington came on in relief and did not fare much better while allowing 2 runs of his own in 2 innings, but at least Cito did not wait until there was 10 runs on the board as he had the previous game with Tallet. Both Bullington and Burres were optioned back to AAA after the lackluster performances and we now get to anticipate who will get the call the next time a 5th starter is required.

Offense: The only positive from this game was that the offense did not lie down and proceeded a partial comeback that will help retain the confidence the offense has had all season long. Scutaro may be tested for steroids at some point this season or may be accused of training with you know who after belting his 5th home run of the season and now shares the Jays HR lead with fellow MI Aaron Hill. The Jays also got a homer from Adam Lind and could finally be seeing some production from Alex Rios who went 2 for 4, another encouragin sign to draw from the game.

Next up: Roy "the Doc" Halladay (4-1, 3.75) will try to get the Jays back on track against BAL and Mark Hendrickson (1-3, 5.40). It's a 7:07 ET start.

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