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That's 50 games for the New Boss, and a  29-21 mark since the Second Coming. If you play .580 ball for the entire season, you win 94 games. If they play .580 ball for the rest of this season, they'll finish with 86 wins in what will officially be a Highly Disappointing Season.
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It's always fun to read the reviews.
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One roster move for the Blue Jays before tonight's game. With Scott Downs nursing a tender ankle, Brian Tallet has been activated off the DL. Scott Richmond has been optioned back to Syracuse. (Fixed the link!)

Oh, did somebody's head just explode? Cool.
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Purcey had been alternating decent starts with terrible starts for the big club this year, and yesterday he was due a bad one.  Instead he was lights out, he threw six shoutout frames and allowed just five baserunners - comfortably his best Major League start of the year.
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They say that money can't buy love in this world
But it'll get you a half-pound of cocaine and a sixteen-year old girl
And a great big long limousine on a hot September night
Now that may not be love, but it is all right

We had a brief glance at the evolving AL payrolls a few days back. It was suggested that we should see how they do these things in the Other League.
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Vernon Wells is back, and will DH and bat 4th today. Kevin Mench has been optioned to Syracuse.
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Doc was in control again.  Jays win 6-1.

In other news Scott Rolen is going to be on a regular rest schedule to help his shoulder.
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Come on! The Blue Jays are undefeated when Buck Coats is in the starting lineup.

Well, youneverknow....
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So let's venture into an Alternative Universe!
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An eventful afternoon in Major League Baseball (although... not really?) as a sort of blockbuster trade gets done. I have to say, it really wasn't that exciting on the whole. Anyway, with the Jays needing a minor miracle at this point, let's turn our attention to those wheelings and dealings in major league baseball.
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Lot's going on, none of it Jay related.
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Jays win 3-1.

The trade deadline is a couple days away and there doesn't seem to be much cooking, not even a reliever's or excess middle reliever's name popping up.

Ricciardi:  "We're trying to keep this thing together, so we can have a good run here and be good the next few years, too."

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Well, I give up. It grieves me to say this, but I'm pretty sure the Tampa Bay Rays are not going to lose 90 games this season. I suppose a little respect would not be out of line.
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After Roy Halladay's thoroughly satisfying whitewash of the Yankees last week, I got to wondering where that game stood on the All-Time Pantheon of Doc's Masterpieces.

Pretty close to the top, you might well expect.
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