Posted by: Jeremy | August 5, 2009

Wells gets rare clutch hit, Jays still lose

Not Doc's kind of night

Not Doc's kind of night

Word to Roberto Alomar: Next time you bring your professional arm wrestling girlfriend to a game, make sure A-Rod isn’t in the building. The greatest Jay ever was in the house tonight, but Toronto was only able to muster up three runs of support for Roy Halladay, falling 5-3 to the Yankees. The Jays even wasted a rare two-out, two-run double by Vernon Wells off Mariano Rivera in the eighth, after which hell froze over.

Halladay was sharp much of the night, but gave up back-to-back solo shots to Johnny Damon and Mark Teixeira with two down in the top of the eighth. Wells’ double cut New York’s lead to 4-3, but Doc gave up another bomb to Hideki Matsui in the ninth. Halladay picked up his fifth complete game of the season but fell to 11-5 with the loss.

As usual, the Yankees in town brought out a larger-than-usual crowd at Rogers Centre, including some of the best and most knowledgeble Blue Jays fans in the city — along the left field line, one genius kept yelling for Jose Bautista to “hustle Miguel!” and another called Eric Hinske a traitor. Another warned Edwin Encarnacion that he “better be worth it”. Worth what? Dumping about $15 million worth of salary for? I’m pretty sure Encarnacion could go hitless for the rest of the season and that would be a good deal.

Anyway, the Jays and Yankees are back at it Wednesday night in the finale of the two-game set, with Mark Rzepcynski facing Sergio Mitre.



  1. tracking back Wells gets rare clutch hit, Jays still lose… tracking back Wells gets rare clutch hit, Jays still lose…

  2. They better torch Mitre tonight…

  3. They got to him, but unfortunately Girardi wasn’t dumb enough to keep him out there too long…

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