Thursday, July 9, 2009

Downs and out

What a nasty case of de ja vu for the Blue Jays. One night after falling to the Rays via a walk off home run by Pat Burrell, the Rays found more magic, putting the finishing touches on a see saw battle that resulted in the the Blue Birds dropping their 10th game in their past 13. The excruciating defeat also marks the 4th walk off loss on the road trip for a battered Jays squad.

Scott Downs, activated off the disabled list before the start of this one, had a chance to send the game to extra innings for a 2nd straight night, but with two outs Ben Zobrist lifted a Downs offering into right centre scoring Carl Crawford, ending the Jays hopes of a much needed victory.

What would be worse? Getting blown out every single game to the Yankees and Rays? Or losing in such devastating fashion almost every time to them? I'll go with the latter, because these tough losses are really starting to weigh on me.

The loss drops the Jays (43-43) to .500 for the first time all season.

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