The Jays exploded for five runs against Willis in the fourth inning. They had not scored five runs in total in nine of 10 games coming in. The duelling outfielders, Johnson and Stewart stroked back-to-back doubles in the inning, driving in a run each. To open the innimg, McDonald and Luna were running on a full count to Fasano with nobody out. He checked his swing and stumbled part way across the plate. He was out on appeal on the checked swing, but the Jays had a double steal as Pudge was unable to throw. Then, non-roster seconds baseman Klosterman went down to slice a low fastball into centre field for a two-run single. Then came the doubles. Earlier in the game Fasano was hit for the fifth time this sping. Following a walk in the fifth, Fasano was 0-for-9 with five HP and a walk, meaning his slugging percentage was .000 and his on-base mark was .400.
I talked to a proud David Corrente before the game about his Olympic qualifying experience in Taiwan. The Wallaceburg native and Chatham resident credited part of the Canadian success to caring more about the name on the front of the uniform than the names on the back. Assistant GM Tony LaCava talked glowingly about Corrente and his attitude and predicted a long career for him in baseball. The 24-year-old catcher played for Dunedin and Syracuse last year. He will be going to the Olympics in August in Beijing.