Hooray for Vernon Wells. Yes, Vernon Wells. He was two for three at the dish today with a pair of 2-RBI singles. Scott Rolen along with Aaron Hill also had two hits apiece to go along with a fairly solid 4 inning performance from Jesse Litsch. Litsch gave up a mere two hits and one earned run to go along with 6 strikeouts. Sure he gave up a mammoth home run to Ryan Howard but who hasn't done that in the past few seasons? Litsch, who is hoping to be the #5 man in the Jays rotation, strengthened his case with his performance today. Something tells me that this spot in the rotation has already been decided, we just haven't been informed yet.
The Jays will face the Astros tomorrow with the Doc taking the hill vs. Roy Oswalt.
In other less than important news, the Rangers inked right hander Sidney Ponson to a minor league deal and added him to their Spring training roster. Wow. Yes, this is the same Ponson who won 17 games in 2003, who was arrested for assault in Aruba in 2004 and followed that up with two DUI charges in 2005. Evidently he's since been through a "rehabilitation" program and feels better: "My mind is clear, my arm is good and I'm ready to rock and roll again." Ponson who took 2006 off was 2-5 with a 6.93 ERA in seven starts for the Twins last year. Sidney Ponson sucks. Clear mind or not, good arm, bad arm...who gives a shit. He's going to give up a thousand runs in spring training. Get cut, go on a bender and get arrested for not being able to get a fucking batter out.
Fuck Sidney Ponson, he's might as well go home now.