Down to the wire

THE GAP BETWEEN THE BEST AND THE WORST

I have come to realize the baseball season is a real grind! And that whether your team is good or bad, they will win and they will lose. The Toronto Blue Jays have played 28 games so far in the 2016 season and they have won 46% of them despite their offense, which is supposed to be their greatest strength, has been weak. Their only consistent hitter so far is the reigning America League MVP, Josh Donaldson, who seems to be on track for another MVP calibre year. The worse team in the league is the Minnesota Twins who have won 30% of their games and the best team, the one that swept us at home, the Chicago White Sox, has won 70%. This difference between the best and the worst is amplified because they are still in the 1st quarter of the season, but not a super huge gap.

So, to follow a whole season will be tumultuous. I get that. I would like to see smart plays. Good plays. Few mistakes. Then you can say you were beat by the better team.

TORONTO TEAMS TAKE IT DOWN TO THE WIRE

At around 1030pm Tuesday evening, Toronto fans were jointly going wild when both Kyle Lowry of the Toronto Raptors sinks a hail Mary 3-pointer from half-court to tie the 1st game of their playoff series against the Miami Heat. This took them into overtime. Almost simultaneously, Toronto Blue Jay Justin Smoak, hit a homerun in the bottom of the 9th, after 8 innings of shutout baseball, to tie their game against archnemesis, Texas Rangers sending that game into extra innings.

SMOAK’S GOING TO REMEMBER THIS ONE

So not only does Justin Smoak tie up the game with a homer in the bottom of the 9th, he hits ANOTHER homerun in the 10th inning to WALK OFF the game!!

Darwin Barney was the defensive star throwing out Roughned Odor at 3rd, and then, throwing out Hanser Alberto at home plate.

Overall, a super boring game for 8 innings, many runners left on base, but an awesome win nevertheless!

 

 

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