I have a suspicion that tonight’s game isn’t going to going to be quite as water cooler-worthy as last night’s– and let’s fucking hope so– but who knows what some kind of insane, gut-fucking Kyle Drabek blow-up would do to the chattering masses– who, for their part, finally figured out an appropriate time to boo, showering scorn on the umpiring crew as they came onto the field. Of course, they also cheered heartily for Brett Lawrie, a meat-head hero for the surprisingly-literate who think I’m a pussy for not condoning violence and/or acting like a spoiled douche bag, so… baby steps.

It’s not going to be an easy task for Drabek, as the Yankees continue their yearly trend of being ridiculously stacked with hitting ability. And, at least for tonight, Jayson Nix.

Scuttlebutt

Eric Thames hitting third, huh? I mean… shit… I don’t know… it would be a lot easier to hate that decision if, y’know, anyone on this damn team was hitting. I can see giving Escobar a night off…

Meh… that’s it.

TV: Sportsnet

And now the lineups, by way of the live box score at theScore.com. And for those of you who’ll be out and about, be sure to follow all the action on your phone with Score Mobile

Toronto Blue Jays

K. Johnson 2B
E. Thames LF
J. Bautista RF
E. Encarnacion 1B
B. Lawrie 3B
C. Rasmus CF
J. Arencibia C
A. Lind DH
O. Vizquel SS

K. Drabek RHP

Poo Yuck Skankees

C. Granderson CF
N. Swisher RF
R. Cano 2B
A. Rodriguez 3B
M. Teixeira 1B
R. Ibanez LF
E. Chavez DH
R. Martin C
J. Nix SS

H. Kuroda RHP

 

Image by Brad White/Getty.

Comments (196)

  1. I think that this “helmut squirted away guy” and the guy who runs this blog spend an awful lot of time bashing the Jays and their fans.

    It seems like too much time spent bashing our beloved team and their fans instead of focussing on the true opposition – the other teams in the league.

    • I only bash Jays fans when they do dumb things. Unfortunately, that requires a lot of time to do.

      • Hey stoeten, can you unban me please? I hate only being able to comment when i am at work.
        Or do i need to send a formal apology via email? do i have to grovel?

        • Grovelling is a good start.
          Perhaps a case of good scotch delivered to the Score.
          Capitalize Stoeten’s name or refer to him as “Supreme Commander of the monkey army” or “your drunkeness sir”.

      • You should correct that to say “when YOU think they do dumb things”.
        A good counterpoint should always be welcomed.
        Believe it or not,Stoeten, you’re not always correct in your assertions.
        You can learn from sombody else’s view.

    • get a life spanky. baseball is a game not to be taken with the fundamentals of life. bashing laughing or ignoring are all choices and im not focussing on other teams. my interest is specifically the jays/ glad to see your argument well thought out. fuckin idiot.

      • Did somebody forget to take his “happy” pill today?
        C’mon LLHSA, turn that frown upside down.The sun is shining and there’s a game today.
        Remember,happy happy joy joy.

  2. Lind down Gomes up. Wow

    • Really??????
      Fucking wow is right.

      • hey radar, my happy happy joy joy pill just came in. lind down and out in vegas. you should see the size of my smile.no more lind bitchin on here, farrell cant place him in cleanup. the guy brought up can play 3rd so EE doesnt.fuck …. i bet half of toronto can hear my laugh

  3. Not sure this has been mentioned yet, but according to HitTracker, Jose’s laser last night was the fastest Speed Off Bat of any jack in the majors this year: 117mph

    http://www.hittrackeronline.com/index.php?sortm=sob&sort=desc

  4. the only thing that can top this is a huge AA trade time

  5. It was mentioned on the broadcast last night.I said last night at the time “he really turned on that one”.Not sure if everybody knows but 117 exit speed is seriously quick off a wooden bat.If it was hit back at the pitcher at that speed,the pitcher would never be able to react to it.Exit speed is the reason D1 schools switched back to wooden bats from aluminum.

  6. Will this blog see a massive drop in comments now that Lind is gone?
    Gonna have to find something new to bitch about i suppose.

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