Another possible entrant onto the disabled list?
I sincerely hope not, although considering what’s happened to the Blue Jays pitching staff the past month, you kind of think that we are truly hexed. I have never seen a starting rotation decimated so quickly by serious injury in such a short period of time. Drabek is gone for a year, Hutchison could be gone until August (or maybe later) and Morrow’s return date is still TBC.
So we’re left with (and I put this lightly) a “patched up” rotation comprised of Romero and a group of AAA guys, some of whom aren’t ready and most of whom aren’t genuine starters. The bullpen is overworked beyond belief but at least the offense has broken out in the past couple of weeks, very impressed with Lawrie in the lead off spot. EE and Bautista are a constant threat and both have to be a lock in for the All Star Game (not accounting for the US baseball voting public, most of whom are still unaware of the Jays actual existence).
Although I will stay interested in the team for the rest of the season, it is hard to stomach. I am however hoping that Ricky Romero returns to his old self sooner than later, he is due to break out of this inconsistency at some point. And for the moment we are somehow still playing over .500. I would be happy if we finished the season at that mark but I think the reality of our injury problems will hit home eventually. I just hope it doesn’t result in a freefall (results wise).