Not Carlos Villanueva

Holy shit, seriously? Carlos Villanueva gets the nod for the Jays tonight?

Seriously?

I mean, I actually kind of like him and thought that last year the Jays had stolen him from Milwaukee based on his work out of the ‘pen, but to actually have him try and turn over a lineup more than once, or at the most twice? It’s… well… it’s pretty much the exact same situation we’ve been faced with for about two weeks, and since there’s no real end in sight to the Jays’ parade of cannon-fodder– Ricky Romero included now, apparently– I guess I should be a little more used to it.

But… how could you ever get used to a four game set sending Cecil, Villanueva, Alvarez and Laffey to the hill? Especially when you have some sort of bizarre assumption that your team might actually not get completely throttled. I mean, it could happen, but we’re gonna need to see some more fireworks from the offence. Or Villanueva proving me wrong– which I don’t doubt for a second he’s actually capable of.

In fact, you know what? Fuck it! Let’s do this!!! PLAYOFFS!!!!!1!

Scuttlebutt

Oh man, Bluebird Banter already pulled the hack-y Charlie Villanueva picture gag like 45 minutes ago. Fuck me. But also… whatever, as if you’d want to go comment there. ;)

Parkes has his ten stray thoughts of the week over at Getting Blanked. Go see if any are actually Jays-related, or (even less likely) don’t fill up your soul with scorn.

Jays Journal goes out on a limb and points out that Darren Oliver has been pretty good this year.

The puke-worthy right-wing swine at the National Review apparently write about baseball, too, sometimes. Edwin Encarnacion is on their WAR-based AL All-Star team.

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

B. Lawrie 3B
C. Rasmus CF
J. Bautista RF
E. Encarnacion DH
K. Johnson 2B
Y. Escobar SS
R. Davis LF
A. Lind 1B
J. Arencibia C

C. Villanueva RHP

Los Angeles Trouts of Anaheim

M. Trout CF
T. Hunter RF
A. Pujols 1B
K. Morales DH
M. Trumbo LF
A. Callaspo 3B
H. Kendrick 2B
E. Aybar SS
J. Hester C

E. Santana RHP

 

Image via Fernando Medina/Getty.

Comments (167)

  1. Aaron Hill hit for the cycle last night for the 2nd time in a week or so? The End of Days is near.

  2. You know what? FUCK IT, PLAYOFFS !!!!!!!!!!1!!!!

    Hilarious mang.

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