Thursday, August 23, 2007

It's That Damn Pitching

So, another painful defeat in which our offence, which is fast approaching Rumsfeldian levels of incompetence, put up an anemic line of 4H, 2BB, 1R. Yeah, that didn't quite do the trick.

Now that you know that, you won't be at all surprised to hear that Dick Griffin assigned blame for the loss to none other than A.J. Burnett, who put up his own line of 7IP, 4H, 3BB, 9K, 1ER. A.J.'s inability to get five outs in an inning without conceding a run, coupled with his penchant for Three Stoogery, apparently makes him "a microcosm of Jays' season".

Of course, yesterday's game was a microcosm of the Jays' season only in the sense that another outstanding pitching effort went for naught. If the lesson you take away from yesterday's game is that the pitcher let the team down by unravelling in the seventh inning, well, you must really hate A.J. Burnett.

Also note that when it comes to the post-victory pie in the face that has become something of an A.J. trademark: "Not everyone sees the humour. Act like you've won a game before, gentlemen." Oh, and while you're at it, kids, get off my lawn. If I ever become this much of a humourless waste of DNA, somebody please shoot me.


Portnoy said...

Why doesn't Griffin act like he's heard of the internet and look up some stats once in a while? Seriously, I don't understand what he does to justify having a job as a sportswriter. He's stupid, boring, and almost invariably wrong. He probably wants to send Canadian soldiers to Iraq.

Razzer said...

He is fast approaching a Marty York level of incompetence. The problem is, no matter how much I don't want to, I invariably read his god damn articles. I know I won't enjoy them, and very rarely will I feel better off for it, but I do it any way. And then I complain he still has a job.

Razzer said...

Wow, Halladay really blew it last night. I mean, how does the team expect to win with a performance like that. 3 runs over seven is just unacceptable.

Canate said...

Halliday leads the team in OPS, we got to get his bat in there. Use the DH spot on Vernon or Glaus when Halliday pitches.