Jason Bay is 2-0. That’s the way I’m gonna look at it. I’ve been so down on Bay but you can’t argue with results and so far Bay has equaled wins.
• Pelfrey looked like he got back on track. It looked like more of the same when the D-Backs opened with a triple and had 1st and 3rd no outs but Pelf wiggled out and pitched great after that.
• correct call by Umps and Collins to demand replay on the Ike HR. It hit about a foot above the orange line on the dead CF wall. I gotta say there’s something xtra fun about watching the Umps re-emerge from the runway and signal HR. The crown erupts as the batter cheers and advances from second base. Just the silver lining of a replay HR I guess.
• Paulino pulled an oblique in his minor league assignment which is fine with me. I like Nickeas and have no particular affinity for Paulino. Considering Nickeas is doing a good job handling the staff I have no problem with an extra set of (relatively) young legs behind the plate.
• Brad Emaus was not only offered back to the Jays but TOR paid the 25K to take him back and immediately traded him to COL. I guess the Rox liked what they saw from the kid. His head must be spinning.