Posted by: Jeremy | September 28, 2009

Lind, Barajas lead late comeback in home finale


In Rod I (still) trust

In Rod I (still) trust

It didn’t garner quite as much attention as Roy Halladay’s possible last stand (and for good reason), but Rod Barajas played what was likely his last game as a Jay at Rogers Centre yesterday. Like Doc, he went out on a high note. Barajas doubled home the game-winner off esteemed poet Miguel Batista with two outs in the eighth to give Toronto a 5-4 come-from-behind win over the Mariners.

For what turned into a horrible season, the Jays sure wrapped up their home schedule on a high note. Yesterday’s win put the finishing touches on a 6-1 homestand and gave Toronto a 44-37 mark at Rogers Centre in 2009. The win — in front of a crowd of 39,052 — was the Jays’ second consecutive after trailing by two runs late. Adam Lind, who hit a two-run homer to tie Saturday’s game in the eighth before a walk-off in the tenth, singled home the tying run with two outs in the eighth yesterday before Barajas’ winner.

Brian Tallet had his best start in a few months for Toronto, going seven innings and giving up three runs — all three on solo homers in the fifth — but picked up a no-decision. Brian Wolfe, who gave up a homer to Mike Sweeney in the top of the eighth, picked up the win and Shawn Camp picked up his first save.

So, that does it for Jays home games in 2009. I was a perfect 81-for-81 in attendance (I work there, in case you thought I was crazy for a second) and won a sweet bike at the staff party last night, somewhat softening the blow of knowing I won’t be paid to watch baseball games for six months.

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  1. Baseballbriefs.com tracking back Lind, Barajas lead late comeback in home finale…

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  2. I was there Saturday. Very exciting, especially since Lind is on my fantasy team. I love that man.

  3. The man can flat-out mash, as we saw again tonight.

  4. I usually don’t post on Blogs but ya forced me to, great info.. excellent! … I’ll add a backlink and bookmark your site. 🙂


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