May 11, 2007

It keeps getting worse and worse…

by Dan Bilicki In: Baseball

The same day that it was announced that their closer B.J. Ryan underwent surgery to repair his injured pitching elbow, the Jays keep on sinking by losing 8-0 to the their division rival Boston Red Sox. This season is looking more and more like a lost cause as they’ve fallen to a dismal13-21; eight whole games below a .500 mark that would make the amount of money spent on this team borderline acceptable. Of course this is still May but one has to be wondering when the fire-sale starts and who will be the ones to leave.

Alex Rios may actually be playing himself of the team with his recent tear. He’s hitting .379 over the Jays losing streak and is the only player seemingly worth something.

Even the team’s ace and go to guy on their staff, Roy Halladay is severely faltering. Doc has been rocked in his past two starts after getting off to the first 4-0 start of his career. Last night against Boston he took the loss while giving up an abnormal 11 hits and 8 runs over the 5 innings he was able to make it through. Vermilyea and Frasor, the relievers that followed him did a far superior job only allowing two base runners.

It is sad days in Jays-town and fans should only hope there’s some sort of silver lining to this storm cloud. Maybe they’ll be smarter than their NHL counterparts and actually know when a good time to pull the cord is.

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