It has not been a great year for the Toronto Blue Jays. At 55-61, they are now 14 games back of the first place New York Yankees in the American League East and are eight games back of the surprising Baltimore Orioles for a playoff spot.
However, one Toronto Blue Jay will make the 2012 season memorable for the very hard core Blue Jay fan.
When newly acquired relief pitcher Steve Delabar recorded four strikeouts in the tenth inning in the Blue Jays’ 3-2 win over the Chicago White Sox last night he became the first pitcher in Major League Baseball history to record four strikeouts in one extra inning of work.
Delabar, who was acquired by the Blue Jays from the Seattle Mariners for Eric Thames on July 31, also won his first game as a Blue Jay Monday night.
In other Blue Jays news, the team has acquired catcher Yorvit Torrealba off waivers from the Texas Rangers due to the recent injury of J.P. Arencibia.