Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Blue Jay Heads highlight in loss to White Sox

White Sox 11, Blue Jays 1.

On the first night of the NHL play offs there was a sea of blue at Rogers Centre. At a glance you might have mistaken it for a sell out - but you would have been wrong (10,610).

Starting pitcher for Chicago:

J. Danks (W, 1-0) 7 IP 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 6 K 1.38 ERA

Chicago designated hitter Carlos Quentin went 2 for 5 with 6 RBI via a grand slam in the 5th to make it 7-0, and then a 2 run double in the 6th that made it 10-1.

Brandon Morrow, starting for the Jays went 4 innings giving up 7 runs (all earned) on 8 hits and a walk (ERA 12.00).

Blue Jays pitcher RH Shawn Camp came in to start the 8th, and had great movement on his sliding off speed pitch, he threw 8 pitches - one of them was not a strike. Carlos Quentin, Andrew Jones and Mark Kotsay Chicago's 3, 4, 5 hitters went three up and three down. The only inning of it's kind for the Jays in tonights game.

It was a real pleasure listening to Pat Tabler and new play-by-play announcer Buck Martinez - especially tonight - there was a lot of talking to do after the 6th inning. The two are finding their way - I think they fit really well. Both former players are of coarse knowledgeable - but the scholarly Buck Martinez lays in information with every syllable - as well as with what he does not say.

This is going to be a fine year to watch this team, even if the announcers are the only bright spot.

In other news... The Jays have a great series of commercials running - executives in the Blue Jays front office are in tense meetings to come up with new gimmicks to sell tickets - they're Blue Jay Heads with feathers for hands dressed in suits. The one guy says ... Well, you've got see them, they're hilarious.

You can watch this one at: "No bird-brain ideas for Jays ads"


Thanks to ESPN for the stats and the screen shot of their box score.


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