Oh, Hendo.

Keep the damn ball in the yard. I know it’s a joke stadium, but… seriously.

I dunno… I got nothin’ but crossed fingers tonight.


Parkes puts on his tinfoil hat at Getting Blanked and does a fantastic job of breaking down the Sergio Santos situation, which there appears to be more to than the Jays are willing to admit– even if it most certainly doesn’t appear to be the case of a diabolical Kenny Williams trading away damaged goods.

Drew had some terrific analysis of the Jays shifty ways earlier, which was buried a little quicker than I’d hoped by additional content. Be sure not to miss it.

And in case you missed it, too, be sure to check out my series preview talk with Ted Berg of SNY.tv, which you’ll find at the bottom of today’s podcast post.

Lastly, for your between-inning viewing pleasure, here’s today’s edition of Getting Blanked…

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 1B
A. Lind DH
Y. Escobar SS
K. Johnson 2B
R. Davis LF
J. Arencibia C

H. Alvarez RHP

New York Yankees

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

P. Hughes RHP


Image via Tom Szczerbowski/Getty.

Comments (357)

  1. Need a big game from Alvarez today. I don’t love our chances with Laffey-Kuroda, but frankly Cecil-Sabathia might be the biggest long shot game all year!

    • Cecil was an idiot losing that fucking weight. Obviously lost a fair bit of muscle mass to go along with it and now he can’t touch fucking 90. Looks like a god damned cancer patient as well out there.

  2. I’m disappointed that SNY covers the Yankees, for some stupid reason.

    Anyway, this should be one hell of a pitchers’ duel.

  3. Glad to see that Buck finally trimmed that mop. It makes him look much more…..ahh who the fuck are we kidding…the hair rocks!

  4. Here’s a question for you all tonight:

    You have the option of winning this game 1-0 or 15-9. Which would you choose?

  5. Its over! I’m outta here and, furthermore, I will not be back for the rest of the series. One more walk and I’m done for the year.

  6. Seriously, Alvarez, all you need is one more out. Just one more out, and you’re out of this inning.

  7. Over/Under for total runs today @ 12.5.

    I got over.

  8. Swishalicious – just keep watching Nicky

  9. BOOM!!!

  10. Im back!

  11. Good to see Lind scrap the giant elbow protection since he has been back. He looked like a fucking wrestler out there with it on.

  12. suddenly i want a cup of tea.

  13. FUCK….can we please free the man the call LunchBoxHero. please.

  14. It’s All Over

  15. buck: give lind the green light?

    tabby: in big colours!

  16. Ugh. This stadium is such a joke.

  17. Wow what a joke that looked like a routine fly ball

  18. CHEAP!!!!!

  19. So what was that, a 280 foot “homerun”?

  20. FUCK YOU CAPT”N!!!

  21. Im calling a Rasmus homer, he can pull balls that deep in his sleep. I’d be scared to think how many homers Bautista would hit in this stadium. Not that the SkyDome is some sort of pitchers park of course but still…

  22. i dunno? that bobble head don’t look so accurate Lucy!

  23. so….. what did you guys have for dinner?

    • two chicken burritos from Mission Burrito ” let’s change the way we eat, let’s change the way we think, let’s change the way we treat each other{“

  24. his stroke is so what?

  25. Buck and tabby talking about cano’s nice stroke already.. The love fest has begun

  26. Alvarez is definitely getting squeezed, but he’s not getting the ball down enough at all…

  27. more like robinson can-yes!

  28. Whew, that was almost to the warning track in that shitbox…

  29. Seriously. You’re like a quarter of the comments tonight and precisely zero of them are remotely smart or funny. In summary, you suck balls.

  30. Ugh, this pitch to the scoreboard nonsense again. You DEFEND to the scoreboard but anyone pitching to it would be out of a job in a heartbeat.

  31. Maybe Buck and Tabby should just MARRY the Yankees.

  32. Or maybe it’s not the Yankees “experience”. Maybe they read up on Hendo and know he loves those no movement pitches just off the plate.

  33. i know right!?! i just realized that with disqus gone i no longer have to think about my comments anymore. no longer am i shackled to the precious “like” system that kept my whacky and hair brained personality at bay.

    now i can truly be me!

    now i can finally fully channel myself thru the art form which is the comments board on a blog site. i’m gonna do it!

  34. Red Sox are a lock for a wild card spot in my mind.

  35. Yay! We get to take advantage of the crappy (illegal) ballpark!

  36. There it is.

  37. Adam Lind!

  38. I’m just not ready to believe quite yet, but I can see it from here.

    • I keep pleading with him to give it a month or two, but my dad won’t let me hear the end of Lind’s recent success. He called me immediately after that home run.

      I *want* to believe!

    • He’s taking really good swings, he’s walking and not striking out a lot and he’s spraying the ball all over the field…

      His approach LOOKS like the Lind of 2009 again…

      Man I hope he keeps it up…

    • I can’t. Lind is just cock teasing us again.

  39. BOOM!!!!!

  40. I want the 2011 Yescobar back.

  41. Are Hendos splits vs the AL East more t

    • …the product of the way the Jays schedule is with him simply not playing the AL East much when he was hot early on?

  42. That was a solid inning from Henderson… Albeit against the bottom of the order, but still… small victories, right?

  43. At least Adam Lind is more interesting to watch than the automatic out he was before he got sent down

  44. Having Davis as the everyday LF is rapidly becoming completely inexcusable… Francisco is probably better at this point…

  45. Alright, let’s see if Lawrie can actually show a bit of patience here…

  46. There’s a rare Arencibia walk. They have been rumoured to exist, but I don’t think I had ever seen one.

  47. God Davis looks lost at the plate; he’s a one-tool wonder…he can steal and that’s it

  48. If they’re going to call that 3rd pitch to Lawrie a strike AND squeeze the shit out of Alvarez it’s going to be a fucking LONG night…

    • See we never get these calls in the Rogers Centre.

      I’d be okay with home field calls if everyone got them. I’d be okay with even calls everywhere if everyone was treated that way.

  49. i love Votto, but that contract was silly.

  50. Lawrie hasn’t really squared anything up in awhile.

  51. charlie is getting stonger.

  52. I really liked Alvarez’s approach in the Granderson AB there… Challenged him, but didn’t really let him square anything up. You have to give these guys something they think they can hit or they’ll just take all day.

  53. Alvarez with six Ks so far.

  54. This ballpark is a JOKE. That had no business being anywhere NEAR gone…

  55. 6 K’s tonight, 4 in 5 innings the last start. Maybe, just maybe that change is starting to become more of a weapon.

  56. CAN-0_CORN

  57. Something firm and it was up.

  58. “Something firm and it was up.” – Tabby.

    Things are really heating up in the broadcast booth.

  59. There’s something about Swisher and his shit-eating grin that rubs me the wrong way, all day every day.

  60. Alright Lind, pop fly to right and we’re in the lead!

  61. Hell of hustle Jose, thought that was going to be a tight one

  62. BOOM!!!!!!!

  63. He seriously called that ball at his fucking ankles a strike?

    Motherfucking umpires need to go.

    • Can’t fault Adam Lind with swinging on that breaking ball. He could have bowled the fucking ball to home plate and he would have called it a strike.

    • Yeah, can’t blame Lind for that AB. First pitch strike was bullshit.

  64. Come on Lind, got to run that out

  65. EE=alert; Lind=brain dead.

  66. Baltimore trailing 7-0 in the first to Minnesota. I think they’re officially imploding.

  67. jays 12w-4L against yanks moving forward!

    book it!

  68. I was watching the Jays feed and Buck and Tabby were washing the balls of every Yankee. I’m now listening to the Yankees feed and they’re washing the balls of every Yankee.

    • I’m honestly not sure which would piss me off more actually…

      If I have to hear that bullshit “see ya!” home run call ever again I might yell impotently at the TV or something…

  69. Ibanez runs well for a man in his 50s

  70. How the fuck does this ump have a job? I mean, objectively he’s calling the zone to favour the Yankees…


  72. I like EE at first. Never thought I’d want to see him with a glove.

  73. You’re still fucking terrible Rajai… 1 for the last… 26?

  74. i haven’t seen s many games as i would have like since EE started playing 1st full time, but i haven’t seen him botch a scoop (throw in the dirt). am i missing something? or is he quietly good at that?

    • His glove has never been his problem, its the throwing arm

      • i realize that. but because he kinda traps the ball instead of the overbay style scoop it doesn’t look as pretty. but the job gets done even time i’ve seen him play.

  75. Ok Davis, don’t fick it up with bad base running

  76. davis slides like a karate man!

  77. Hughes hasn’t looked good today, and the Jays have really bailed him out (with a MASSIVE assist to the home plate ump… I really want to see PitchFX after this game…)

  78. I guess it’s indicative of how far Lawrie has fallen that I have no faith in him to get Davis home. Please prove me wrong.

  79. Nothing like throwing “the new guy” Beck into the fire.

  80. Times for the bullpen to cough up some runs.

  81. Lawrie Is 4/27 in his last 7 games including tonight.

  82. Good start Becks

  83. Beck sure looks like he knows what he’s doing.

  84. In light of just how old Jeter has looked tonight, I will post this again:

    “Jeter deserving of serious MVP consideration”


  85. How many fucking times this game have we see the Jays just watch a fucking meatball down the heart of the plate?

  86. Christ, Colby never catches the breaks

  87. Holy fuck did Rasmus ever get robbed…

    I thought he’d STOPPED hitting into shitty luck for the year.

  88. Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck…………

  89. Bautista is out for the season.


  91. Fuck me…

  92. Oh for the love of fucking fuck mother of god fucking hell god no fuck.

  93. Umm… That could be the season right there…

    If Joey Bats hits the DL any slim chance at the post season would be gone…

  94. Broken forearm it looks like.

  95. Holy crap! The worst injury curse I’ve ever seen.

  96. what…the…..fuck


  98. he’ll be fine. chill

  99. Hate to say it but jose being hurt is good for the future.

  100. Are those faggot bandwagon fans REALLY chanting “U-S-A! U-S-A!”?

    Man, respect those morons even less than before…

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