Welcome to the knuckler, Arencibia sets record for passed balls

  • David Whitlock

And it took less than 2 innings.  J.P. Arencibia set a Toronto Blue Jays single game record with three passed balls on opening day, receiving the reigning National League Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey.  The knuckleballer struggled in his Blue Jays debut, and the passed balls help move runners around that led to a 2-0 deficit after 2 innings.

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The Blue Jays may want to reconsider the demotion of Josh Thole, who caught Dickey for most of his 2012 starts, but was optioned to Buffalo (AAA) to start the season.

-Dave @lhd_on_sports

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David Whitlock

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David (a.k.a. Longhorndave or lhd_on_sports) joined the staff late in the 2012 season and moved to Site Manager in early 2013. A lifelong Houston Astros fan (and mini-season ticket holder for 9 years) he attends 20+ games per year. A statistics freak, David still keeps score the "old fashioned way" on occasion (and has kept manual score of World Series games since 1986 and retains the sheets). He was a featured guest weekly on the Phil Naessens Show. He is also a Texas Longhorns alumnus and huge football and baseball fan of his alma mater. When he isn't watching or writing about baseball, he works as a contractor at NASA Johnson Space Center. He lives by the mantra "a bad day at the ballpark is better than a good day anywhere else."

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