Sweet merciful crap, it’s over!
No! Not Casey Janssen’s career as the Blue Jays’ closer (although…) — I mean the Jays streak of failure at Tropicana Field in Tampa, where they’ve just ensured a series victory for the first time since — to steal a joke from @veep52 — way back when John fucking Gibbons was managing this club! (And back around when I was laying down foul, misanthropic pearls of wisdom like this).
WOW THOSE 7 YEARS JUST FLEW BY, AMIRITE?
— Matt Ross (@TheMattRoss) September 4, 2014
Yep. Pretty much…
Oh, and one more thing: as he slipped down the prospect rankings and the big trades of late 2012 kind of blew up in our faces and we all looked a little more askew at the way the Jays operated, wondering more than ever whether or not they actually know what the fuck they’re doing, I found myself — like a lot of you, I presume — holding back and trying badly to temper expectations for Aaron Sanchez. It… uh… it sure is kinda nice to feel those start to rise again, huh?
One more one more thing: StromanTheBest.
Couldn’t have asked for a better start to September. And with the Tigers’ loss, the Jays now sit 4.5 games back of the second Wild Card spot, and a half game back of leapfrogging both the Yankees and Cleveland, who were both winners tonight.
Oh… and I guess I also have to add this. Because this is awesome:
Stroman credited his sinker, a pitch he learned just 6 wks ago, for his efficiency. “When that pitch is on I’m able to get some early outs.”
— Brendan Kennedy (@BKennedyStar) September 4, 2014