Rajai Davis can hit, he showed that.
Keeping track of the innings, well that's a different matter and he showed that as well.
Thinking it was the ninth inning and that he had delivered the game-winning blow with a shot to the gap in right centre, Davis jogged slowly to first, stepped on the bag and only then realized it was the eighth as Mike McCoy and Yunel Escobar whizzed around the bases to score on his double.
Davis made it into second when he could have easily had a standup triple but the two RBIs proved to be the difference in a 7-5 Jays victory over a pitiful Seattle Mariners squad.
"I was thinking the same thing," Davis said when a reporter asked him about his hit in the ninth before correcting himself.
A walk-off in his mind?
"Well, you know I guess I was just focused on hitting and it felt good off the bat and I was admiring it a little bit," Davis said. "It was a good pitch to hit and we were able to square it up, hit it where they ain't, score some runs."
All in all it was a goofy kind of game and provided more heartbreak for the sad-sad Mariners who have now dropped 12 in a row and head on for three-game series in Boston and New York.
After the Jays had scored three in the seventh to take a 5-1 lead, the Mariners looked to be about as dead as a team can look.
But misfortune, which had spit in their face all day, turned in their favour in the eighth and out of seemingly nowhere, a miraculous comeback started to grow.
In what seemed a snap of a finger, the blink of an eye, a game that was all but over and filed away appeared to be slipping out of the Jays grasp after Miguel Olivo smote a one-out grand slam off Casey Janssen to tie the contest.
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Toronto Sun | Jul 22