I was watching the game tonight and while I was witnessing Scott Richmond get punished I couldn't help but think, "haven't I seen this before"? So i dug up a bunch of Richmonds previous outings and saw what I knew I would.
He has lost his last 5 decisions, his ERA keeps climbing: 5.03 after going 4 1/3 innings. He only gave up 5 hits but also 6 runs partly because of the 4 walks in the ballgame. Toronto is really going to have to work with him. He doesn't look like he should be out there at all.
I thought the game was definitely headed to extra's or maybe Detroit could walk off in the ninth but with two out and Scutaro on second, Hill did what he has been doing for the greater part of this year. A 2 run shot put them up 8 - 6 and Scott Downs finished the rest.
Ending on a positive note, it was nice to see Vernon Wells go deep. He's a guy who's fantasy value is dropping rapidly. Finally, the Jays need to sort out many things this offseason. Even though I don't get to see the Jays in the postseason I look forward to some great playoffs.