Blue Jays have no answers for their doldrums

Jays pitcher Brandon Morrow left Tuesday's game with a forearm injury. (Dave Abel/Toronto Sun)

Jays pitcher Brandon Morrow left Tuesday's game with a forearm injury. (Dave Abel/Toronto Sun)

STEVE SIMMONS, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:46 PM ET

TORONTO - The question was part of the pre-game conversation — a simple baseball question really without a simple answer.

Who is the best starting pitcher on the Blue Jays staff?

Is it (a) R.A. Dickey; (b) Mark Buehrle; (c) the injured J.A. Happ; (d) all of the above or (e) none of the above.

You can’t answer Josh Johnson, he’s in the minors ready to come back next week, we are told. You can’t answer Brandon Morrow, he of the two-inning start Tuesday, the forearm issues, and none of the expected form seen in previous years. You can’t answer Chad Jenkins, the kid who has been here for a few weeks.

“That’s a great question,” said general manager Alex Anthopoulos.

And he had no great answer, or quick answer, which is problematic on its own.

“I would say, it’s whomever is currently performing the best. And over the last three starts, that’s Buehrle. He’s starting to get his groove.”

The doldrums that is this Blue Jays season meanders on.


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