Roy Halladay is back from the disabled list and set to start tonight against the Rays. Prior to being forced from his June 12 start after three innings because of a groin injury Halladay had completed at least seven innings in each of his first 13 outings this season and even after missing nearly three weeks he still leads the league in wins while ranking among the top 10 in innings.
Meanwhile in Toronto, not only did Aaron Hill's pair of homers last night establish a new career-high, he broke the Blue Jays' single-season record for homers by a second baseman that was previously held by Roberto Alomar. Oh, and there are still 85 games remaining on the schedule.
Hill has already gone deep 19 times in 358 plate appearances after coming into the season with 28 long balls in 1,900 career trips to the plate, although perhaps the more amazing thing is that through 32 years as a franchise no Toronto second baseman had ever hit more than 17 homers.
Toronto's primary second basemen over the years: Alomar, Damaso Garcia, Manuel Lee, Homer Bush, Orlando Hudson, and now Hill. Danny Ainge even started 86 games at second base back in 1979, batting .237 with two homers. Most people would probably guess that Alomar is the team's all-time leader in games at second base, but it's actually Garcia and he hit just 32 homers in 3,756 plate appearances with the Blue Jays.