Afterwards, Rogers Sportsnet analyst (and former catcher, we should mention) Gregg Zaun applauded Varitek’s flawless technique in blocking and tagging out Encarnacion, despite , these are the kinds of games that the Blue Jays need to win if they want to remain competitive in the daunting AL East and challenge for a playoff spot.
After all, it was the team’s 18th one-run loss of the season—a significant stat considering the Jays currently sit 10½ games out of first place in the division. But it was the type of game that you hope this young Blue Jays team can look back on as a gritty, hard-fought comeback—and just maybe a turning point for the 2011 season.
Home plate umpire Brian Knight appeared to think so too, signalling Encarnacion as safe—before changing his call mid-gesture to a decisive —and that was the ball game.
He later played for the Under-18 Florida Bombers, alongside future major leaguers Mat Latos, Gaby Sánchez, Yonder Alonso, and Jon Jay.
Prior to the 2007 draft, questions were raised about Arencibia's defensive abilities as a catcher.
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Despite being blanked by Red Sox ace Jon Lester and a trio of Sox relievers through eight innings, a Bautista bomb off Boston closer Jonathan Papelbon in the top of the ninth brought the visitors within one run, setting up this scene: with two outs and Edwin Encarnacion and J. Arencibia on base, Blue Jays utility infielder John Mc Donald (not exactly the guy most Jays fans want to see at the plate with the game on the line) fought off a two-strike deficit to lift a looping single into left field, sending Encarnacion charging to home plate to secure the tying run.