After the Red Sox scored seven runs in extras, the Jays, just torture us, score three. There is nothing wrong with scoring three, other than it further emphasized that they were terrible with RISP last night and could've totally used those runs to win the stupid game when it was tied in the 9th.
I got so annoyed at John Farrell for IBB Edwin Encarnacion last night in the 9th when the game was tied. I was like "You are so far out of it, this win is meaningless. You won the World Series last year, you selfish bastard." Well, it's getting pretty meaningless for the Jays. August has been terrible, and though the Jays have hovered around .500 for most of the time I've written this blog, .500 feels like getting drop kicked in the face.
Ian, the Blue Jay Hunter, captured it all. (Seriously, go read his blog. It rules.)
The black cloud even got to this one:
I don't know why Casey Janssen can no longer have shut down innings. Maybe the baseball gods are punishing him for going to the Dominican in July. He's just not been the same. Maybe he barfed up the season. Santos, who poured gasoline on Janssen's tire fire last night, got DFA'd.
It's gotten to a point that newspaper comments on articles online feature theories that Gibbons doesn't have a disciplined dugout because the players smile during the national anthems. And @MLB is tweeting about the push for the post season featuring the Yankees and Orioles.
It's all just so sad. Maybe we should all just go hang out in Buffalo.
“That is such a fun group down there. That kind of saved me a little bit. Everybody in that clubhouse, it’s just a fun group of guys. They’re relaxed," said Santos. "Honestly, I think that’s why they’re playing so well, is because they have that big carefree mentality, and so it makes baseball fun again.”
It can be fun?