What can you say? The Jays are awesome.
If you’re the kind of person who sees something great and then thinks “it’s all down hill from here,” then this is the team for you. Let’s just take a look at the last week:
• Toronto strolls into Yankee Stadium and takes 2 of 3 from the Yankees. Can’t get much better than that, right?
• Toronto comes home to play host to the Tampa Bay Rays and that bad, bad man Brett Cecil dominates in the opener.
• Saturday afternoon, Game 2: We all know what happened in that game.
• This afternoon, series finale. Surely there’s got to be a letdown in the cards for Jays fans, right? Brandon Morrow disagrees.
Morrow’s was probably the best game ever pitched by a Blue Jay — and I mean that without hyperbole. Complete game, shutout, 8-2/3 of no-hitter, 17 strikeouts. Simply astounding work from the No. 3 starter.
I know this Jays team is built for the future, but it sure is fun watching them now. With the flashes of brilliance we’re treated to on a regular basis, it’s hard not to imagine the Jays making a post-season run in the very short-term.
P.S. Like most Jays bloggers, I don’t see eye-to-eye with Cito (probably because he’s such a huge man. TWO WORLD SERIES!) but I gotta say I was happy to see him let Morrow finish the game. It would have been easy to pull him after he gave up that one hit in the ninth — I probably would have done just that — but leaving him in to finish it out was class. Dangerous class, to be sure, but Morrow didn’t disappoint. It’s one of those rare moments where The Manager’s insanity actually brings a little smile to my face.