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Sunday, September 02, 2012

AL East race: September 2, 2012

NYY 76-57 [1-1 in SEPT]
BAL 74-59 [1-1 in SEPT] (2 GB) 
TBR 73-61 [2-0 in SEPT] (3.5 GB)

MLB.com: Homers haunt Hughes as Yanks fall to Orioles

New York has held sole possession of first place in the American League East for nearly three months, but the club saw its grip begin to loosen Sunday, when the Orioles used Mark Reynolds’ second homer of the game to propel them to an 8-3 win and a series victory.

MLB.com: Rays’ early KO of Jays gives Price 17th win

With everything going their way, the Rays delivered an early knockout punch with a six-spot in the second en route a 9-4 win over the Blue Jays to earn a split of their four-game series.

NTNgod Posted: September 02, 2012 at 05:42 PM | 9 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: al east, orioles, pennant race, rays, yankees

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   1. Greg K Posted: September 02, 2012 at 06:16 PM (#4225258)
Ricky Romero's pitching line:
1IP, 7R, 0K, 1BB, 8H, 1HR

No one can say he hasn't been consistent this year.

   2. Esoteric Posted: September 02, 2012 at 06:20 PM (#4225262)
So are people still going to jump on Dirk Hayhurst for saying that Ricky Romeo was "embarrassing himself" last week?

Because from what I can tell that's pretty ####### embarrassing.
   3. Jose Remains The Most Absurd Thing on the Site Posted: September 02, 2012 at 06:34 PM (#4225267)
At some point it's on Blue Jay management to stop sending him out there. I feel the same about him that I felt about Lester earlier in the year, at some point you have to wonder if he's pitching through an injury.
   4. Poisonous Moose Posted: September 02, 2012 at 07:26 PM (#4225281)
Never been one to care about win points, but it's somewhat amazing that Ricky was 8-1 at one point. As if having every other player on the team get injured wasn't enough, they needed to have their 27 year old ace completely forget how to pitch after putting up a 147 ERA+ last year. It's almost enough to make me think that there is a God, and he ####### hates the Jays with a passion. A Mitch Williams fan, maybe?

A Graph of RS/g and RA/g over the season.
   5. Gamingboy Posted: September 02, 2012 at 08:47 PM (#4225303)
Objects in the mirror are closer than they appear.
   6. Random Transaction Generator Posted: September 03, 2012 at 12:16 AM (#4225369)
So are people still going to jump on Dirk Hayhurst for saying that Ricky Romeo was "embarrassing himself" last week?

That was two weeks ago. His previous start was a 7IP 2R 6/2 K/BB loss. It looked almost...normal.

they needed to have their 27 year old ace completely forget how to pitch after putting up a 147 ERA+ last year.

I picked him to win the Cy Young this year. Everything seemed to indicate he was going to take the next step.
His ERA had dropped two years in a row.
His K/9 was steady, but his BB/9 was dropping.
His inning totals were climbing, but nothing outrageous.
It was his age 27 season.

Then boom. He's completely fallen apart. There isn't any sign of skill left for him.
The Jays should just make up an injury for him ("torn ego") to save face and make sure he doesn't pitch for the rest of the season.
Who was the minor league pitching coach that turned it around for Halladay? Bring him back, pay him $100,000, and say "do it again".
   7. Belfry Bob Posted: September 03, 2012 at 12:33 AM (#4225374)
Few things as enjoyable as the sound of silence in Yankee Stadium.
   8. Gch exhales the vast drunken folly of Epicurus Posted: September 03, 2012 at 12:49 AM (#4225379)
Who was the minor league pitching coach that turned it around for Halladay? Bring him back, pay him $100,000, and say "do it again".


That was Mel Queen, but he's quite unavailable at the present time.
   9. Random Transaction Generator Posted: September 03, 2012 at 01:33 AM (#4225384)
That was Mel Queen, but he's quite unavailable at the present time.

Ah, right. Good job Mr. Queen, good job, indeed.

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