Saturday, May 30, 2009

Rolen ignites the rally; Jays FINALLY snap skid

It's about damn time! The Blue Jays finally won in their first game back home after losing all nine games on the worst road trip in franchise history. They end their skid against the team that started the miserable stretch, the Boston Red Sox.

Scott Rolen was the star of the Jays 6-3 series opening win. Twice in the contest, in the 3rd inning and again in the 5th, the crafty veteran doubled to drive in the tying run. The second time he ignited a rally, as the Jays scored five times in the 5th frame. That was all the run support Casey Janssen (1-1) needed to secure a victory.
Rolen, like many of the other Jays hitters during their recent power outage, now has 3 RBI in his last 2 games, this after having none in an astounding 13 contests.

It's only one game, but this was a huge W. The Jays ensure they are only 1 game back of the Red Sox, and can pull even with them with another win tomorrow afternoon.

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