Thursday, June 18, 2009

2009 Topps Turkey Red #TR65 Jimmy Rollins

The current weather in Philadelphia (dreary, rainy, yucky) mirrors how I'm feeling about the Blue Jays' 3-game sweep of the Phillies. The Phils tried to come back yet again today, only to lose in the 9th, 8-7, on a Rod Barajas home run.

Blue Jays runners twice took 2nd base during the game on sloppy play by the Phils, and the team stranded 9 base runners. (It seemed like a lot more). For the pitching, it was the same old story - starter (this time Joe Blanton) couldn't get out of the 6th inning and relievers (J.C. Romero and Ryan Madson, respectively) couldn't shut the door on the opposition.

The only positives? Jimmy Rollins went 3 for 4 with a 2-run home run. John Mayberry, Jr. went 2 for 5 with a solo home run, and a nice outfield assist to throw out Vernon Wells at home. (Mayberry was recalled prior to the game as Raul Ibañez landed on the DL with a groin issue). The biggest positive? Doug enjoyed a soft pretzel and had a few home runs to cheer.


Pop-Pop said...

Perhaps its time for a Kent Tekulve card.

Jim said...

We're getting closer to another Tek card . . . I think they'll turn it around tonight against those Orioles.