Posted by: Jeremy | September 16, 2010

Drabek decent, Jays still swept


Drabek set the record for baggiest pants in a debut

Kyle Drabek’s debut wasn’t as memorable as Stephen Strasburg’s, but at least he’s not going in for Tommy John Surgery (yet, at least. Or in his case, again). The righty gave up three runs in nine hits over six innings, but the Jays could only string together seven hits off Brad Bergeson, who went the distance on just 95 pitches for a 3-1 Baltimore win and a series sweep.

The loss — Toronto’s seventh in eight games — drops the Jays back to .500 for the first time since July 22 and has me in full gear for the playoffs, because I certainly have no interest in watching our usual brand of September baseball. With the seemingly easy ones done in Baltimore, it gets a little tougher: A three-game set at Fenway against the Red Sox, who the Jays have beaten four times in 15 games this year. On the bright side, a sweep against Boston will leave Toronto just six back for third in the division with 13 whole games to go.

On a positive note, the Jays’ lone run in this one came on a first-inning mighty wallop from Jose Bautista, who tied George Bell for the team record with his 47th homer. When reached for comment, Bell told Toronto fans and Bautista that they could “kiss his purple ass”.

So, 73-73 is still a little ahead of where we’d envisioned the Jays sitting at this point, but finishing 10 games over .500 also seemed realistic before this little run started a bit over a week ago. After an off-day today, Brett Cecil (12-7, 4.12) will look to get the Jays back on track against John Lackey (12-10, 4.45) and the Red Sox.

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  1. Swept by Baltimore!!! Haha, you know the team has packed everything in when they get swept by the Baltimore.

  2. Yeah, it’s definitely looked that way the last couple weeks. Oh well, at least they waited four months longer than last season to pack it in…

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