In a time of such insanity, when making sense of the senseless no longer seems possible, now is the time for true positivity. The three game series against the Red Sox has the potential to galvanize the Jays like no other. What better way to regroup after the worst road trip in club history than a relatively full house against the dreaded Sox?
A few quick facts that may indicate the worst is over:
- Aaron Hill's home run yesterday was the first in 8 games. EIGHT!
- It was also the only positive thing done by a Blue Jay in a high leverage situation for two weeks. They've been terribly un-clutch during this streak, but surprisingly not too far off their regular amount of unclutchedness.
- The bullpen finally regressed. At least we can stop holding our breath!
- Lyle Overbay's hitting well. That's something!
- So desperate is Cito that he almost, kinda, sorta, juggled the lineup. Signs of life!
- As Stoeten points out; the Jays lost 3 one run games and two games that were essentailly one run games. A tiny amount of luck and we're talking about a bad road trip, not a cataclysmic one.
- They played a bunch of these games in the rain. The dome has a roof! Advantage: nullified.
- The starting pitching's been phenomenal. Honestly. The relief pitching, while sort of terrible, deserves a better fate. The strand rate will come up, the BABIP will go down, the ERA-FIP differential will get Rolen'd up real good.