Marc R. gets Jays a W

The man with the hardest name to spell in the majors may just be sticking around for awhile. Marc Rzepczynski earned his first big-league win Saturday afternoon, holding the AL-leading Boston Red Sox to just one run over six innings in an eventual 6-2 Blue Jays win.

It was the third outing for Rzepczynski since being called up to Toronto from Las Vegas, where he had made just two Triple-A starts. The 23-year-old allowed just four hits on Saturday, but he also walked four Sox in the outing. In fact, Rzepczynski struggled with his command for much of the outing. Of his 109 pitches, 50 were balls. Meanwhile, he only threw a first-pitch strike to seven out of the 25 batters he faced on the afternoon.

But he managed to dodge a few bullets and stay out of deep trouble en route to the win, the Jays’ first of the second half. At 45-47, Toronto now sits 11 games back of Boston in the AL East, and nine games behind the New York Yankees in the wild card race.

Notes: DH Kevin Millar had a disastrous game on Saturday. He saw a team-high 23 pitches, and ended up with nothing to show for it: 0-for-4 with three strikeouts and a GIDP … Adam Lind launched his 20th home run of the season, tying Aaron Hill for the team lead … Lyle Overbay went 2-for-4 with a pair of singles and is now 5-for-9 post all-star break.

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5 Responses to “Marc R. gets Jays a W”

  1. Matt Devlin Says:

    Over/under 3 seconds?
    How long does it take to type Rzepczynski?

  2. TD Says:

    Haha. I definitely don’t know it by heart yet.

  3. eyebleaf Says:

    Millar needs to be released. Stat.

  4. TD Says:

    Four for his last 29 and a season OBP just barely over .300? Yes, I think it’s time for Coats or Ruiz.

  5. Ian Says:

    Bye Kevin Millar! Bye Kevin Millar!

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