Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Jays hurler shows he's very "Tallet"ed

Though he didn't factor in the decision of the wild 9-7 Jays loss Monday against Cleveland, Brian Tallet deserves a lot of credit coming just 8 outs shy of the 2nd no-hitter in franchise history.

Tallet worked through the Indians lineup beautifully, carrying a no-hitter into the 7th inning. The lanky lefty lost the bid with one out in the frame, and as is often the case immediately afterwards, there is a letdown suffered, and the floodgates opened with three Indians crossing the plate in the inning.

The "Tallet"ed pitcher had the longest outing of his career and has shown his capability of being a solid part of the rotation (except for one brutal outing.) In three of his starts, the former 2nd round pick has given up just 4 earned runs. Sandwiched in between was a nightmare game in Kansas City, where he was tagged for 10 runs.

Tallet is providing the club some much needed stability at a position they have been ravaged by injuries this season, and he must be commended for an outstanding effort at making history Monday.


Ian H. said...

I'm not exactly sure what the policy on mentioning no hitters is, but I'm always very weary to even mutter the words ... especially after what happened to Dave Stieb. I was there for Dustin McGowan's near no-hitter back in 2007, and I almost lost my mind.

Michael Harrison said...

I was at work doing the highlight pack for that rockies/jays game, and i was losing my mind too. so disappointing that he lost it in the 9th, but it was really impressive how he bounced back to get the complete game...

how amazing would it be if mcgowan and/or marcum could come back this season?

Ian H. said...

If either of them come back to pitch even a single game this year, I will be totally psyched. It sounds like Marcum's coming along quite nicely.