The second half of the season kicks off with the Jays hosting the Clevelands, and Ricky Romero looking to build of a solid start last week in Chicago, as he continues groping around to find himself at the worst possible effing time for the pitching-starved Jays. He takes on Justin Masterson in what should be a… game. Of baseball.
Seriously, though, thank fuck baseball is back. Now lets get some pitching.
(Note: in case I don’t make it back in time from an afternoon of going out and actually enjoying doing stuff, consider this the extent of your Game Threat.)
Ha! Not so fast, Stoeten. Drew here, coming to you live from the Rogers Centre pressbox! Who on Earth let that happen?
Scuttlebutt! A little a first…but soon more.
Meghan Hoople performed the National Anthems tonight. I prefer her father Mott.
Logan Couture wandered around the field during Jays BP, which was cool until he tripped over his umbilical cord and suffered a pretty bad looking knee injury. His status for Sharks training camp is in doubt as hockey starts again in mere days, I fear.
Here are you lineups, courtesy of theScore.com
Call me crazy but…I have a truly hard time complaining about this lineup. Sure, Adam Lind is still miscast as a number five hitter but there are only so many hairs to split in this life, why waste one here?
|S. Choo RF
A. Cabrera SS
J. Kipnis 2B
T. Hafner DH
C. Santana 1B
M. Brantley CF
J. Damon LF
J. Hannahan 3B
|B. Lawrie 3B
C. Rasmus CF
J. Bautista RF
A. Lind DH
Y. Escobar SS
K. Johnson 2B
R. Davis LF
Justin Masterson versus Ricky Romero, just like Opening Day. Pitchers like Masterson — with a shittone of tilt on their shit — give the Jays fits. The Tribe are one of the most patient teams in baseball and send six lefties to the plate tonight, combating Romero’s changeup. Ricky Romero is Ricky Romero, as you well know. This may end in tears.