Game 68: Blue Jays 3 – Cubs 2
Blue Jays 35-34
POTG: RF Fukudome (2 H, 2 R, BB)
Runner Up: 3B A Ram (2 H), CF Edmonds (2B, 2H, RBI), RP Michael Wuertz (1.2, 3H, 0 R, one stranded)
The thing about getting One More Starter is the other guys don’t really impress me. If you’re going to give up the farm, you’d like to get fit for an ace pitcher, not a mid-range one. AJ Burnett, who got himself into the rumors after the game, was not much better than Sean Gallagher here. He did give up one less run and had a couple more Ks, but he also threw 13 more pitches and was just as done after the 5th inning. A starter who blows himself up in five innings does you more harm then good, because you’re trusting too many relivers on keeping it together.
Lucky for the Jays and unluckyk for the Cubs, five guys came in and didn’t allow the Cubs a run. After the 6th inning, they never really got on, and that was pretty much it.
About time we got the mythical Ronny Cedeno in CF experiment. If only a ball actually got to him. I want Fontenot at shortstop next.