Posted by: Jeremy | June 27, 2009

Jason Werth mashes everywhere, but likes Toronto most


Jayson Werth, killing the Jays

Jayson Werth, killing the Jays

Jayson Werth is a monster. I took note of this during batting practice last night and was further reminded in the first inning this afternoon when he parked a ball in the fifth deck in left field, then followed suit with three more hits, including another homer, in Philly’s 10-0 romp of the Jays. If you can remember back far enough, Werth was actually a Blue Jay in 2002 and 2003 (his first two seasons in the majors), hitting two homers in 94 at-bats. Toronto traded Werth to the Dodgers right before Opening Day in 2004 for some reliever named Jason Frasor. In ten career games against the Jays since, Werth has eight homers and 17 RBIs. Yikes!

Anyway, this afternoon was ugly, but the Jays were able to take last night’s series opener 6-1 behind another strong outing from Ricky Romero. Romero carried a no-hitter to the seventh before giving up a pair of hits, his only two of the game, and finished with seven shutout innings to earn his fifth straight quality start and eighth in 10 times out this season. Another pair of lefties hook up in the rubbermatch tomorrow, with Brian Tallet and Jamie Moyer doing battle.

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  1. […] platooning in Los Angeles, he signed with Philly prior to the 2007 season. Werth hit 36 bombs (including one into the 500 level at Rogers Centre in June — one of four hits on the day) and drove in 99 runs this regular […]


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