Time for a little R & R?

Another day, another loss.

Though this one was particularly disheartening. The Blue Jays turned what was once a 9-1 lead into a 10-9 extra-inning defeat against the Tampa Bay Rays Saturday afternoon, dropping the club’s mark to 47-51 – a season-worst four games under .500.

There’s no easy way to say this. The Blue Jays are out of it.

So when will Randy Ruiz get the call?

This observer says it would be a shame if the 31-year-old was kept at Triple-A Las Vegas until September. I mean, what does a guy have to do to receive a shot? Whatever it is, Ruiz has done it.

Entering action Saturday night, Ruiz was the owner of a .325 average in 98 games for the 51’s so far this year. He leads the Pacific Coast League in hits (128), doubles (39), RBI (89) and total bases (235), and is also top 5 in runs (70), home runs (22) and OPS (.996).

He’s also improved on his plate discipline (which has been an issue in the past), drawing 41 walks and posting a .399 on-base percentage.

Give the man a shot.

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