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Blue Jays Gets Walked-Off By O’s, But The New Kids Made It Fun

This is why September baseball is so good. Even if you aren’t in a playoff race and your season is all but over, the influx of young players that join the expanded rosters at the beginning of the month add a whole new element to watching the games.

That’s what we witnessed tonight in Baltimore. Despite being shut out 1-0 on a walk-off by Jonathan Schoop in the bottom of the 13th, we got to witness exciting debuts from Richard Urena, Teoscar Hernandez, and Carlos Ramirez, three prospects who joined the team today.

If not for the grab made by Hernandez, we wouldn’t have made it all the way to the 13th inning. In the bottom of the ninth, Welington Castillo clubbed a lone drive to right field, but Hernandez tracked it down and made the catch up against the wall. If that ball drops, Trey Mancini scores and the game is over. Danny Barnes appreciated the effort.

Carlos Ramirez, the dude who converted from the outfield to pitch a few years ago, made his MLB debut and looked like a seasoned veteran. He struck out Tim Beckham and Manny Machado, then retired the next four batters in order. As a result, his scoreless inning streak has reached 39 2/3 innings. He hasn’t allowed a run all season. Not one!

Richard Urena also hit a double in his first MLB at bat! Unfortunately he was stranded, but still!

So all in all, it was a nice night for the new kids! Hernandez and Urena each picked up a hit, Hernandez made a game-saving catch, and Ramirez tossed two perfect frames. Come Monday, we’ll have a few more fresh faces on the roster to help inject some much-needed energy for the rest of the season.

***Check out Daryl’s Tumblr page for GIFs and highlights from all of the rookies during tonight’s game! 

  • Matty

    Also Urena’s hit pretty much confirmed my opinion that the mlb ball is juiced. Low and away, he’s on his front foot, hips are gone and it short hops the way the opposite way??

  • lukewarmwater

    Jay fans shouldn’t get their pink thongs tied in a knot as we have the privilege of having Florida spring training north for the month of September. Good to see the youngsters get their baptism in the bigs. No sense on setting your hair on fire over the Jays batters such as the good Canadian kid from God’s country and Joey Batts swinging for the fences with a runner at second hoping to get to third. We are experimenting man. Just as John is determined to see if Loup can go two innings. Well we all know he can’t. But heh sit back pound a few budweiser’s enjoy the patch quilt line up and hopefully Joey Batts who has given us so many thrills has a homer or two left in his bat to thrill the fans in September.
    In the off season there will be the available 34 year old free agent coming off knee surgery but who has had big years in the past, although he has been deteriorating the past couple of years. Yeah Billy Bob will ground into a gazillion double plays with his lack of speed. But we can get him real cheap. That will keep the nay sayers quiet in the off season.

    • GrumblePup

      “34 years old”, “coming off knee surgery”, “deteriorating the past couple of years”, “ground into a gazillion double plays”, “lack of speed”, “but get him real cheap”.

      You just described every single problem the “nay sayers” have with this team and with management. How would this possibly keep the “nay sayers quiet in the offseason”?

      • lukewarmwater

        Pup it is 85 degrees out here in God’s country. A little satire, tongue in cheek seems appropriate at this time of year. Heh I’ll send you a case of beer to yah. CHEERS.

          • GrumblePup

            luke, if you’re gonna write “satire” you’re going to have to be a better writer, otherwise no one will know it’s satire. Also, if you’re going to write “satire”, it should come across as different than your other writing that isn’t “satire”, otherwise no one will know it’s satire.
            So you know, you’re obviously not a member of Mensa either.

          • lukewarmwater

            Pup at this point I think you should cease thy windy argument and control the flatulence and let the matter drop. p.s. I’ll still give you the case of beer.