A.J., the Sweep and the Braves
After my ball game last night, I tuned in the Jays game. Three things pleased me.
A.J. Burnett not only started a major league game for us, but he pitched quite well. He gave up only five hits and two runs in six innings, striking out seven. He's good at chess, too.
The Jays finally swept a series. It was our tenth crack at the can, but we did it. The is the second latest in the season we've swept our first series, and we're still only three games back of the Red Sox.
The Atlanta Braves have lost ten in a row, putting them last in the NL East, 15.5 games behind the Mets. This season will mark the end of a remarkable streak. They had won a record 14 consecutive division championships from 1991 to 2005. Their success always pissed me off. No franchise deserves to be that consistently great, except perhaps Toronto-based franchises. At least the Jays won more World Series titles during the past 14 years.
It was a good day all around in Jaystown.
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