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Toronto Blue Jays Inside Pitch 2009-04-21

Toronto Blue Jays Inside Pitch 2009-04-21
Lefty B.J. Ryan has taken on a new role, besides being the Blue Jays' closer. He's also their main cheerleader.

Ryan, who has two consecutive saves and is 2-for-3 in save situations this year, is excited about the Jays' 10-4 start and the contributions of the young players on the team.

"Right now, you get those guys and you've got Doc (Roy Halladay) at the top of your rotation," Ryan said. "It's great for these young guys. He leads by example. You just watch him and spend a little time with him and just talk to him a little bit, you can learn so much, and that's what these young guys are doing right now."

The Jays have been producing offensively the opening two weeks -- 22 home runs and 87 runs scored -- and they have also been a surprise in the pitching department. They rank third in the league with a 3.75 ERA.

"We may be surprising y'all," Ryan said. "But when you get a bunch of guys believing in the same thing, good things happen."

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Added: April 21, 2009

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