10 Photos - The Penultimate Finale

Tuesday, November 08 2011 @ 04:45 PM EST

Contributed by: #2JBrumfield

Today's POTD deals with the second last home game of the 2011 season for the Blue Jays September 21.

Former Jay Vernon Wells on JaysVision during lineup introductions.


Dustin McGowan looks in for the sign.† He gave up just two runs on five hits over five innings and struck out eight without issuing a walk.

A smiling Peter Bourjos leads off from third base after a third inning triple.† He would score on a Maicer Izturis single for the first run of the game and would later homer in the fifth to give the Angels a 2-0 lead.

Kelly Johnson draws a two-out walk to load up the bases in the fourth but the Jays would be kept off the board.

J.P. Arencibia asks for four wide ones as Jesse Litsch issues an intentional walk to Alberto Callaspo in the sixth inning.† The move backfired as Vernon Wells delivered a two-run single to put the Halos ahead 4-0.

Angels starter Dan Haren delivered eight strong innings by yielding just a single run on four hits and two walks while striking out four for his 16th win of the year.

Eric Thames prevented a shutout by going deep to right field in the sixth inning for his 11th homer of the campaign.† He crosses home plate in front of Angels catcher Jeff Mathis.

A thankful Vernon Wells points to the sky before crossing home plate.† He swatted a two-run homer off Casey Janssen in the eighth to start a three-run rally.

Chad Beck stretches out on the mound in his lone appearance in Toronto for 2011.† He got Torii Hunter looking and Vernon Wells swinging as he worked a one-hit ninth.

Adam Loewen leads off from first after coming into the game as a pinch-runner for Josť Bautista, who led off the ninth with a single against Hisanora Takahashi.† Angels first baseman Mark Trumbo plays behind Loewen, who would later score on a Kelly Johnson double.† That was all the Jays would get as they fell 7-2 to Los Angeles.


Next up on the POTD - the home finale!

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