While a series win against the Boston Red Sox is always a plus, we needed it after going 0-9 on a three series road trip. I had predicted that the Jays would go 16-13 in May, but they finished 14-15, thanks in large part to this forgettable road trip.
Of the three games, the one that had me the most worried was Sunday afternoon’s match as Romero looked shaky in his second start back from the DL. I wonder how long he has to get his act together before he has to go back down. I’m also curious as to why the Blue Jays have decided to skip Scott Richmond’s start. Sure he’s good out of the pen, but we need him in our starting five.
Today marks the turn of the calender from May to June, warmer weather which will result in the dome (hopefully) being open, and hopefully a rise in attendance. The Jays have a bit more rest this month with three off days, including one today to start the month. After this we play the Angels and Royals at the R.C. then head out to Texas before starting interleague play.
The Jays tend to fair alright, not great in interleague play, to start it off in “rivalry” weekend – I still have no idea why the Yankees and Mets didn’t play each other. Our interleague schedules includes trips to Philly, and Washington, and has the Marlins, Reds, and Phillies visiting the Blue Jays.
The first series of June, commencing tomorrow has the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim who are 25-25, 5-5 in their last 10 games. The Jays will start Halladay who looks to be the first 9 win pitcher this season, and if the bats are back for the Jays. Starting along with with Halladay for the Jays are Casey Jansen and Brian Tallet. The Angels are countering with Johan Santana, Jered Weaver and John Lackey.
I think that the Jays will go 2-1 Against LA of A, as we are the better team, but Johan Santana has been hot of late, and Jansen has been good, but again not great in his first two starts.