Sunday, July 12, 2009

Carlson blows it again; Jays lose in extras

The Blue Jays are pathetic in the clutch. It's gotten to the point where the mounting frustration over how the team squanders chances to win on a consistent basis has turned into sheer comedy.

The Jays lost Saturday in extra innings (the 3rd time on the road trip that's happened, including 5 in a row overall) on a walk off home run by Melvin Mora in the 12th. The guy hadn't hit a long ball in 50 games! Of course, Jesse Carlson screwed the team over again.

Prior to that, Toronto had a perfect opportunity to bust the game open. In the 11th, Scott Rolen broke from first base on an attempted steal but was destined to be picked off until O's catcher Matt Wieters botched the ball allowing Rolen to move back to 1st safely. Alex Rios followed with a single to put Rolen on 3rd with only 1 out. With two chances to take the lead, that's when Lyle Overbay proceeded to strike out and Rod Barajas bounced out to end the threat. Typical.

The Jays are so infuriating that they really piss me off. Wait, I forgot. I said I was beyond that. They're just plain laughable now.