Oh, hello. Apologies for the lack of rumour-mongering today, but it’s kinda been a slow day anyway, and I’ve kind not felt great. But… hey! Now we’ve got some west coast baseball!

It’s the last game before tomorrow’s non-waiver trade deadline, and it’s Ricky Romero’s latest chance to try and right himself, after there was talk of demotion following last week’s disasterpiece for the two-time Opening Day starter and nominal ace. You couldn’t pick a better location than Safeco or a better opponent than these Mariners for him to try and get back on track against.

Of course, if it all goes badly off the rails…

Scuttlebutt

Adam Lind is out of the lineup again tonight, which makes total sense when you realize that he was placed on the DL, and David Cooper has been called up to replace him. So… there’s that.

Tonight marks the start of a ten game road trip for the Jays, which takes them to Seattle, Oakland then Tampa. Then they get the Yankees, White Sox and Rangers when they return home. Better get some wins in early– besides, the fine contingent of BC Jays fans who are making the trip to Seattle for this series deserve it.

A little bit of rumour-ness, as Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun includes the Jays among teams who’ve been interested in the Phillies’ Joe Blanton… for some reason. The Orioles are thought to be the frontrunners, for whatever that’s worth.

Shi Davidi of Sportsnet talks to Yunel Escobar, who is confused about why he’s being labelled as a clubhouse problem. Davidi wonders if other teams are trying to lower his value, while I, personally, blame Jeff Blair for all this.

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



TV: Sportsnet One

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

R. Davis DH
C. Rasmus CF
B. Lawrie 3B
E. Encarnacion 1B
T. Snider LF
Y. Escobar SS
K. Johnson 2B
J. Mathis C
A. Gose RF

R. Romero LHP

Seattle Mariners

D. Ackley 2B
M. Saunders CF
J. Montero C
J. Jaso DH
K. Seager 3B
C. Wells LF
M. Carp 1B
C. Peguero RF
B. Ryan SS

H. Iwakuma RHP

 

Image via Brad White/Getty.

Comments (312)

  1. On the Pittsburgh Pirates site, they seem to love Brad Lincoln as much as we love Lunchbox. Maybe we are missing something?

  2. Brad Lincoln for Travis Snider… ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME?

  3. wtf, i woulda been happier if they traded snider for delabar and thames for lincoln lawl

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