"[Burnett's] the enemy now. We're not rooting for him." - J.P. Ricciardi
May 13, 2009
Because it sure as hell felt like it.
More than 43,000 vocal fans in the building; incessant heckling of Allan James Burnett; a three-for-four night from the man we believe in: Scott Rolen; another home run by Aaron Hill; and a complete game five-hitter, in which he didn't walk a batter, from Harry Leroy Halladay III.
Amen, wise general manager. Amen.
A.J. pitched a half-decent game.
Doc was better. He was, well, Doc; sublime. And there was never really any doubt that he would be.
This Blue Jays team is for real. They're also winning the pennant.
UPDATE #2: I'm still swooning over Doc. Somebody please kick my ass the day I stop appreciating him, and what he does out on the mound.
From today's New York Times: "In his last 19 starts against the Yankees, dating to May 22, 2003, Halladay is 13-2 with a 2.09 E.R.A."
Scotty Richmond, tonight. Do your thing, Canada. ("Canada" is Richmond's new nickname. At least it should be.)