Monday, May 27, 2013

This Line-up is HOT! Now... What's wrong with the Pitching?

'Game Notes' from tonight's scorecard, Braves at Jays - Game 1:

Game Notes

This team is hot at the plate and has been since the thumping of Boston (Sunday, May 12) where Gibbons hit Melky Cabrera, Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion 1,2,3. And, I should point out - when Gibbons started batting Bonifacio 8, and Kawasaki 9.

Watch these line ups over days ... the four batters in the 4,5,6,7 spots rotate about based on who's hot and perhaps pitcher vs batter stats).

Now how to find Maicer Izturis some playing time, find a role for him on this team.

If I was Maicer Izturis I would be practicing eight hours a day to become, Bunting Superstar! Mirror what Kawasaki does - Reed Johnson does [yes TO fans, that was THE Reed Johnson tonight in RF]. Study pitcher's pick-off moves; do the whole specialist, speed thing.

Now with the line-up clicking, 'What's wrong with the pitching department?! :)

There's always something.

If this team gets cooking together, I don't see that there is a time soon when Jays fans need to begin to worry the team is too far out. I like the idea that even 2/3rds of the way through (game 108 !?!) is not too late for this team to get back into a play-off race (with the balance we have across the leagues these days).

Hovering around 10 games out - this team has the power to put together a 10 game win streak (with the pitching they think they have). Do that in late August and every April and May is forgiven.


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