Thursday, April 8, 2010

Leadership On Several Fronts

Do we love Jason Frasor now? He made it interesting again but came back from a leadoff walk to strikeout the next two before recording the third out for his second save in 3 opportunities.

How can you not love the fight in this young team? Romero gives us a brilliant start only to be outperformed by Ranger starter C.J. Wilson. Under normal circumstances we would be starting the 9th inning expecting a save for the win. In this case, the Jays did what the best teams do, they found a way to win. Though the tying run came off the sizzling home run bat of Vernon Wells, he only created the opportunity. It took the subsequent at bats by bottom half of the order and a clutch single by Mike McCoy to provide the lead.

Janssen looked overpowering in his single inning before Frasor closed it out. Romero and Wilson put on a pitching clinic which baseball purists like me love. What impressed me most was the key hits in pressure situations and the fact the hitting was spread throughout the lineup. Strong "team" focused performances like today will not only create success but mature a young club like the Jays.

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