Category Archives: Pitching Defense Timely Hitting


Small ball wins playoff games. As we talked about yesterday, the Blue Jays are learning that lesson the hard way. A mistake in short right field on a ball that could have been caught by anyone of  four players dropped in opening the door and the Royals walked right in.

They call it a game of “keeping the line moving”.  A double here, a single there, then a stolen base that prevented what should have been a double play – and just like that David Price – who had it on cruise control up to that point was fighting for his life. Five big runs came across that inning, all of them without the benefit of a home run. To seal the game, the Royal’s bullpen shuts down the mighty Blue Jays bats without so much as a whimper.

This is how it’s done in October. Good pitching, defense, and timely hitting.