The Jays had one last ounce of fight left in them today, rallying for two runs in the top of the 9th to steal a victory from Chicago and finish 81-81 on the year.
The victory was hardly all that exciting, as two of the runs came via bases loaded walks. But we’ll certainly take it.
Considering the Jays had brought the tying run to the plate in every game before today and lost, we were due today. Brandon Morrow didn’t get the win but didn’t get the loss either so that’ll have to do.
He also picked up his 200th K on the year joining Roger Clemens, Doc and A.J. Burnett as the only Jays to ever do that. Morrow also missed some time at the start of the year as well.
The Blue Jays entered this year 35 games under .500 for their 34 year history. After 162 games in 2011, they’ll still there. Go figure
.500 is a nice round number but isn’t much of an accomplishment. Even in the NL, that’s not going to cut it.
That being said, 95 wins wasn’t going to happen this year. It’s frustrating, but these things don’t happen over night. Still it’s been 18 years now since the last trip to the October dance. My patience has been tried, but come March 2012, I will eagerly be awaiting Opening Day.
Call it stupidity. I prefer to call it faith.
It’s been said before and I’ll say it again: big things are happening in Toronto. They now have money to spend and prospects to build around. It’s going to be a very interesting winter.
In the meantime, I’m ready for some playoff baseball. For the next month I am a Brewers fan.