Game 31 Recap: Exciting Extra Inning Win!

That splitter didn't split.  Jays win their sixth in a row.

What. A. Game.  Jesus.  It took less than an hour to play 4 and a half scoreless innings.  Both starters were dealing.  Final score was 7 - 4 in 12 innings which still only took 3 hours and 12 minutes to complete.  9 pitchers ended up being used.  Huh. 

Strange this game was.

From about the 8th inning on it actually felt a little like playoff baseball.  That was refreshing to watch.

The Good: 

Alex Gonzalez was only 1 for 6.  The one pitch he did get a hold of was a 89 MPH splitter on a 1 - 2 count in the top of the 12th with 2 on and 2.  See above.

Travis Snider 3 for 5 and again used all fields to get his hits.

John Buck 2 for 5 with a clutch bomb to take the lead in the top of the 9th off closer Bobby Jenks.  He ended up with 3 RBI for the game.

Shawn Camp stranded two more inherited baserunners in his 5 pitch relief outing.  He is 6 for 7 on the year so far.
Pat Tabler quote about starters Marcum and Buehrle "Watching both of these guys pitch tonight is proof that it's not how hard you throw it, it's where you throw it."  

The Bad:

Striking out five out of a possible six times against freak lefthanded reliever Matt Thornton.  That guy is filthy.

The Ugly:

Me jinxing the defense.  Marcum lost his no hit bid on a wind aided "double" that was botched by Fred Lewis in leftfield.  Then he lost his chance at a decision when Alex Gonzalez made an error on the transfer in the bottom of the 8th.

Sorry boys.....

Looking Ahead:

LHP Brett Cecil (2-1, 2.61) tries to make it 7 in a row against RHP Jake Peavy (1-2, 6.31) in a rare 7:05 weekend start.  Here you will find your Toronto Blue Jays lifetime hitting stats vs. Peavy.  Look for a good game from former NL guys Freddy and Gonzo. 

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