Another day, another loss, another slight creep towards me having to start contemplating revisions to the only sensible position one could possibly take on this 2013 Jays club so far– which, of course, is that there is still plenty enough talent on this club to overcome the poor play, bad luck, and injuries that have plagued it so far, no matter what harbingers of doom we’re supposed to believe lurk in some hopelessly small sample size of a precedent.
On Thursday the Jays opened their series with the Yankees by not quite– through no actual fault of their own, though you’ll surely find fans who’ll tell you otherwise– being able to put their feet on the throat of a struggling Hiroki Kuroda, who eventually settled down. Meanwhile, Mark Buehrle was pitching like Mark Buehrle is pretty much likely to pitch– especially in a joke stadium in the Bronx and with a World Class hitter like Robinson Cano showing up in a fortuitous spot in the third inning– accounting for a 5-3 loss.
If you’d have told Jays fans before this one started that Kuroda, who killed the team in his last start against them, would come out victorious, nobody would have been shocked. But the way that he struggled from the get-go, and the way they weren’t quite able to capitalize enough? Yeah, fuck that.