The Toronto Blue Jays (65-60) were on the losing end of a terrible 11-5 beating last night to the New York Yankees (78-48) at the Rogers Centre.
Young Jays hurler, Marc Rzepczynski (1-2), had a terrible night – giving up 8 hits and 6 earned runs in only 3IP.
To be fair, Rzepczynski was facing the AL [B]East leading Bronx Bombers – a team that is prone to making even the most veteran pitchers look bad and acquired such an envious nickname for a reason.
For the Blue Jays and their fans, patience is a virtue to be adhered to.
Marc Rzepczynski has shown flashes of his talent this season with a brilliant 7IP, 6k, 2-hit shut-out vs LAA on August 13,2010 and an overall 20K/9BB ratio. All of which speaks to the need for time and patience.
If given time, Marc will eventually acquire enough innings at the MLB level to learn the nuances of a game that generally evades most rookie pitchers.
If given patience, by Toronto fans and by his team, Marc will transform from a bright spot in the Jays rotation to shining force for the blue birds in the up-coming seasons.
Until then, he should just work on his craft and hope he doesn’t facce the Yankees in the forseeable future.
The Jays will put LHP Brett Cecil (10-6) on the mound against the Yankees Ace-in-the-making Phil Hughes (15-5).