No back-to-back miracles for Jays

Brett Lawrie of the Toronto Blue Jays juggles three baseballs in the dugout before the game against...

Brett Lawrie of the Toronto Blue Jays juggles three baseballs in the dugout before the game against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on June 21, 2014. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images/AFP)

MIKE RUTSEY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:39 PM ET

CINCINNATI -- As they say in both the movie and TV series Fargo -- ‘Ah, jeez.'

Prior to Saturday’s game, Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons was talking about how Friday night’s miracle comeback could be a springboard for continued success.

There’s nothing like a comeback from an eight-run deficit -- one that includes four home runs, five runs in the ninth and a 14-9 victory to build a little momentum.

Well, that was the thought, the hope.

Baseball, though, is not a sport where momentum builds and teams roll on. At least not with the Jays.

Not if J.A. Happ happens to be your starting pitcher.

Happ as a starter is a strange beast indeed.

He can be good one start, just like he was last time out against the Baltimore Orioles, dreadful the next, as he was on Saturday.

Consistency is not his forte. Disappointment usually is.


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