Back again!!

I had a work week in Baddeck NS for the Silver Dart event and was unable to add to the blog during that time. I'll try to catch up with a round up of the past week.

- The Jays and Yanks have regressed a little bit over the last 10 games, both going 4-6 to be 5 and 3 games back of the Red Sox respectively.
- Tuesday: Great start from Romero against the Phils, going 7 strong with 9 ks. The bullpen closed the door and 6 Jays had multiple hits in the game to score 8 runs.
- Wednesday: Richmond blew the doors off the Phils, going 8 strong with 11 Ks and only allowing 1 run to score. Barajas, Hill, and Rolen each had a HR and were responsible for 6 of the Jays 7 RBIs.
- Thursday: Mills got roughed up a little (4 runs allowed over 3.2 IP), but the Jays bats were able to steal this one from the Phils to sweep the series. The Jays got 1 HR from each of their catchers, and Wells and Lind went 3-5 to help them score 8 runs for the second time in 3 days.
- Friday: An encouraging start for Brian Tallet who allowed 1 run over 5 innings, but the Jays bats fell silent to the Nats and Frasor blew the game in the 11th inning. Impressive pitching performance for the pen aside from that.
- Saturday: Cecil has already matured a little, showing his powerful sinker to give the Jays a chance with 7 strong innings and 3 runs allowed. He should be able to get another chance. Interesting note here is that Scott Richmond, who starts again in 2 games, came on in relief because nobody in the pen was left available.

Aside from that in Jays news, Scutaro tapes are being reproduced at alarming rates in order to show young players how to add some bases to your game. Marco twice surprised opponents by stealing second when they got too lackadaisical on the mound or in the field. Great job Marco, keep it up!

Ricky Romero takes on Martis today and the Jays better get at least a series split out of this series. Russ Adams has been called up to replace Inglett and it will be interesting to see how he does. He has 0 power, but has been a hitting machine in the minors this season. He'll take over the infield utility role.

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