Posted by: Jeremy | July 23, 2009

Cito sits on hands, Jays lose


The Indians may be the worst team in the AL, but that means nothing when you face the Jays in July

The Indians may be the worst team in the AL, but that means nothing when you face the Jays in July

Not-so-fun fact: The Jays are 0-19 in games that Scott Rolen doesn’t start this season. Actually, that’s not true, but I wish it was so our savvy, motivated manager would take note and stop sitting him. Didn’t Cito get the memo when the American League introduced the designated hitter in like 1970? If Rolen is so in need of a rest after a night game (and why is he?), why not DH him? At the very least, let him hit for one of the two .240 career hitters (Bautista and Barajas) in the ninth inning of a one-run game. Oh, by the way, if you didn’t catch on by now, the Jays lost to the Indians this afternoon, 5-4.

In what’s become the theme of the week, another Jays’ rookie left-hander struggled with his command — today it was Mark Rzepcynski, who walked four in four-and-a-third innings and gave up four runs, two courtesy of a ground ball through Jose Bautista’s legs at third. Aaron Hill and Kevin Millar hit homers for Toronto, though it wasn’t enough to beat the surging Indians, who won for the fifth time in 14 games to improve to 38-58.

A couple more Jays notes: It was reported today that Dustin McGowan had surgery for a knee injury suffered while rehabbing his arm injury. How that’s possible is beyond me, though it’s not that big a deal considering his arm doesn’t look like it’ll be back to normal anytime soon. Also, David Dellucci was designated for assignment after going 1-for-25 in eight games in the bigs. I never imagined a mid-season signing of a washed up outfielder could turn out even worse than that of Brad Wilkerson last season, but I suppose you learn new things everyday.

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