Tuesday, April 3, 2007
A New Season
As the 1st real day of the MLB season comes to an end, the Toronto Blue Jays got the start they wanted to the season. The Jays were at Detroit's Comerica Park, were the Tigers raised the 2006 AL Pennant and had fireworks to boot. But the Jays spoiled the party in the end.
The game couldn't of started of better for the Jays as they got to Jeremy Bonderman early scoring 3 runs in the 1st inning with RBI's from Lyle Overbay, Vernon Wells and Alex Rios. Then, Doc Halladay came to the mound and shut down the Tigers to give the Blue Jays a 3-0 lead through the 1st inning. 2 innings later though, the Tigers mustered up a run to get within 2 runs of a tie. Another 2 innings later Detroit achieved that mark scoring 2 runs in the 5th. The game would go scoreless the rest of regulation, so the game went to extra innings. In the 1st extra inning, the Jays wasted no time as Troy Glaus and Alex Rios both batted home runs against relief pitcher Fernando Rodney to give the Jays a chance to win it in the bottom of the inning. In the bottom of that inning B.J Ryan came in and shut down Detroit to give the Toronto Blue Jays a 5-3 win.
After the game Frank Thomas talked about his 1st game with the Jays facing the team that eliminated his Athletics last post-season. "It's weird to be sitting in this locker again after ending last season here, but it's not a big deal," said Thomas, who was 1-for-4 and was hit by Rodney in his Blue Jays debut. "I'm with a different organization now, and these guys don't know anything about what happened to me last year."
These teams will face each-other again on Wednesday and Thursday both at 1:00pm