August 04, 2010

They grow up so fast ...


When, many years from now, we look back upon the career of Ricky Romero, I have a feeling we'll turn the page to his performance Tuesday night in the Bronx. For it was masterful; poignant. A young pitcher, doubted by so many for so long, coming of age on baseball's brightest stage.

How's this: Romero two-hits the star-studded New York Yankees; Travis Snider (among others) deposits a changeup into Yankee Stadium's right-centre field bullpen; and Yunel Escobar ends the game with a defensive gem from the hole at short.

Yeah, I can get used to that, too.

The Toronto Blue Jays are 56-51, yet here I am, asking you to pinch me.

And don't look now, but Cito's boys are playing 1.000 baseball when Adam Lind gets the start at first base. Undefeated, yo.

7 comments:

Escaped Lab Rat said...

Now THAT was a great game for a Blue Jay fan. And to see A-Rod miss the team picture, well--you couldn't script it any better.

William said...

Yes, it was a masterful performance. There is so much to like about this Blue Jays team. Subtract a few parts. Add a couple, get a new field leader and this could be very exciting. The pitching and its youth reminds me of the Padres.

eyebleaf said...

@ Escaped: I loved the way Ricky settled down after a rocky first. Kid's got crazy resolve. And the Yankees are straight liars. They said A-Rod missed the team photo. No way. They just didn't tell him about it. And who can blame them?

@ William: It's one of the most exciting times as a Jays fan in recent memory. And the excitement won't end in the off-season, as AA has to pick his new manager. Good times, man. Something special is brewing.

Ian H. said...

By the sounds of things, I think defensively the Jays are much better off with Lind at first than Brett Wallace.

eyebleaf said...

@ Ian: Who's Brett Wallace?

Corey Pronman said...

Question if Aaron Hill keeps struggling and Snider/Romero/Escobar keep being awesome, will there be a change atop the banner?

eyebleaf said...

@ Corey: Nope. It's Aaron Hill or bust.