Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Pitching is very good in 8 and 2 Jays' 6th consecutive win.

Scorecard for this game: http://internetbaseballscorecard2013.blogspot.ca/2013/06/17-rockies-at-jays-game-1.html

Rockies at Jays boxscore, 2013 06 17

After falling to 10 games back in the AL East and resting there, the Jays are now on a long awaited streak of winning baseball.

MLB STANDINGS 3013 06 17
(Image via - http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/standings/index.jsp?ymd=20130402#20130405)

Everything is working swimmingly, defense, situational hitting, speed game is effective - special kudos for the extended (AAA) pitching staff, which has put up zeros all over both Leagues of late.

I like the 9th inning defensive substitutions Gibbons made today:

Bonifacio in for Mark DeRosa (2B) - but Emilio plays LF in place of Melky Cabrera, who is out of the game. Kawasaki takes Cabrera's lead-off spot in the order and plays SS; that moves Izturis over to 2B - where DeRosa started.

I think that cycle, or something like it, works for lots of combinations of starters.

Nice. Very National League - Joe Maddon, type stuff.

(Sorry if I fired anyone in April.)


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