After a merciful rain out yesterday in Baltimore, the Jays return to the scene of the crime– Yankee Stadium– where just over a month ago the club effectively lost two bats from a top four that until that point had been humming along spectacularly, when during a three game set Jose Bautista’s wrist exploded in the opener, and Brett Lawrie got dimed by a camera bay in the finale.

The club has gone 12 and 26 since the beginning of that fateful series, a run that has included three losing streaks of five or more games, and seen the offence dry up, just as Carlos Villanueva and JA Happ have begun to provide some stability to the rotation.

Which, of course, is just a long way of saying Fuck Yankee Stadium.

Scuttlebutt

It’s the end of an era: no more cornrows for Colby Rasmus, tweets John Lott of the National Post.

At the Post itself, Lott looks at the Farrell-to-Boston rumours that just. will. not. go. away.

Lott also tells us that the manager’s update on Brett Lawrie was pretty vague, as there’s no way to know yet when he’ll be able to get back into rehab games, and that Jason Frasor is on track to get into rehab games by the end of the week.

Shi Davidi tweets that there is no word yet on the results of Jose Bautista’s visit to the hand specialist in Cleveland today, but says that he’ll rejoin the club tomorrow. Davidi re-tweets something from CAA agency, which congratulates Dunedin manager Mike Redmond on having made the Florida State League All-Star team.

Oh, look. Adam Lind hitting clean-up. That’s… well… probably fucking appropriate against a right-hander at this point. *SIGH*

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 or tablet with Score Mobile

Toronto Blue Jays

R. Davis LF
C. Rasmus CF
E. Encarnacion 1B
A. Lind DH
Y. Escobar SS
K. Johnson 2B
Y. Torrealba C
M. Sierra RF
A. Hechavarria 3B

H. Alvarez RHP

Poo Yuck Stankees

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

D. Phelps RHP

 

Image via @ShiDavidi.

Comments (293)

  1. Oh yeah, Tabby’s in tha house… Zoom Zoom ZOOM!

  2. Battersbox comments section say GM AA was at Osuna and Norris starts in person.

    I wonder if there were teams pursuing them?

    • Hm.

      Will be interesting to see if any of the really big prospects get dealt this offseason.

    • Or maybe just trying to gauge value for the offseason? With that said, 4 days to land Upton before the deadline!

  3. It’s being reported that the Colbrows came apart while he slept but he plans to get them redone.

  4. BLUE JAYS – ARE YOU PISSED OFF FOR GREATNESS !?!?!?!?!?!?!?

  5. I’m probably just delirious from continuing to follow this team as it circles the drain, but… that almost looks like a passable major league lineup.

  6. a 4 pitch AB for colby these days is a massive improvement…great to see he’s making strides

  7. YES! YES! YES! YES! YESSSSSS!

  8. Alverez is so greasy

  9. Adam Lind: game changer.

  10. apparently adam lind does not sac bunt often.

  11. Villanueva might actually have been one of AA’s best trades. He got him for a song. Nothing ever will top the Wells deal, possibly in all of MLB for an indefinite period of time.

    • Agreed. He was traded for nothing & has turned out to be a valuable player.

      I hope AA resigns him. The Jays need as many arms as possible to make it through a season.

      Is Carlos V worth 2/10 plus option?

  12. Anyone got a stream?

  13. no quiero taco bell

  14. Buffalo is not right across Lake Ontario. Buck’s map skills are as good as his announcing.

    • Ah…but it is, as the crow flies (and you go SE…and ignore the fact that you would travel over as much land as lake to get to Buffalo). #announcerlogic

  15. Colby should tie that hair back in a pony tail

  16. buck started a new language called retarded

  17. Real Men Wear Pink

  18. Arbitrary endpoints: Hech is hitting 318/318/409/727 over his last 22 PA.

  19. If you wanted to see the Jays acuire two pitchers to shore up the rotation, which two would you want? For me:

    Trade for Brett Anderson
    Sign Dan Haren for cheap if he hits the market

    • That would definitely do. I’d love to see Greinke (obviously), or some young, not known to be available arm, but that’d do.

      • Mrcum is a more realistic target since greinke will not come here.

      • Why is Greinke (even if he was willing to) the slam dunk #1 option to pick up in the off season? I’ve always been concerned about his reluctance to go to a big city, and our main competition in the AL East should be Boston and NY where pressure to perform will be huge. If we are actually contending in the next two or three years with Greinke on the staff…I will be expecting poor outings from him at crunch time.

  20. Wonder if Suzyn Waldman has tried to rape Tabler yet.

  21. I think I have more ill will for Swisher than any other major leaguer.. Hate that guy.

  22. Over to you, Adam.

  23. ……im gonna savor this L we got goin on today….rack em up…rack them Ls!!!

  24. So why is everyone laughin off this Farrell to the Sox thing? If they want him and they are willing to give up a legit prospect for him why not do it? Mangers are fucking overrated in their influence and even aside from that, I dont see Farrell as being some transcendent baseball mind that will add more wins to the team than a solid player.

    As far as the “optics” of the Jays not wanting to look like they are only a springboard for mangers looking for more attractive jobs…who gives a fuck? Just win more games and those “optics” will take care of themselves.

    • I’m just a fan, but I can’t believe the Sox have seen anything to make them think, Oh, yeah, we gotta have some of that hot Farrellball.

      Also, game over. See you tomorrow.

      • You never know…..perhaps its part of the “cleanse” and a reactionary look to the “gold old days” which Farrell was a part of. So it might be just for appearances but I dont give a fuck. If they want him and are wllling to give up something the equivlance of daniel bard, why on earth would you not do it?

  25. interesting question would you rather have swisher or melky as our lf next year?

  26. …i say Farrells sayin farewell after this season.

    Farrell’s farewell…..haha hoho…i wonder if after Farrells farewell, he’ll fair well at another club??? haha hoho ho….i lkill me….

  27. …2 runs up that’s pretty much it now…..L 71 here we come!!!!!!

  28. So, Alvarez knocked out of the game by a grounder because he is too much of a palsy to field his position. I thought he was a “great defender” as annointed by the ball washing Jays announcing crew.

    • ….i think Esco-slob’s give 110% attitude must be rubbin off on ‘m.

      • Agreed. I’m worried that the lack of effort/winning attitude will also be a problem with Hech, Sierra, Villanueva, Encarnacion (now that he’s cashed in) and somewhat Romero. The addition of Torrealba probably doesn’t help either. Hopefully the Jays have some good people working with Aaron Sanchez down in the minors to break the bad habits early.

        Not worried at all about scrappy, hard-working and team-first players like Rasmus, Cooper, Lind, and Mathis. You just know that these guys are ballplayers and will work hard to get things done!

    • Yeah!!! Fuck him for not snaring that line drive at his feet from 60 feet away!! Brooks Robinson would have had that!

    • Annointed in crisco

  29. De nada, Blue Yays fans!

  30. Got five at bats left, over under on additional hits? I’m thinking 2.5.

  31. Yorvit!

  32. YES! YES! YES!

  33. I missed the first two home runs but would they not have gotten out of any other park as well? Fucking joke park…

    I’ll take it though ;)

  34. There..now we each have a shitty Yankee Stadium Home-run.

  35. Nice to see someone put a proper swing on a fb up and away. Murph is not a good hitting coach. That is all.

  36. Ah, Swisher. Love him.

  37. Using a recording of a now deceased man to announce Jeter’s at bats is just cheesy.

  38. Sign Swish, trade for Choo or stick with Eric Th.. Mo Sierra in LF next year?

  39. Can Buck and Tabby shut the mother fucking hell up about the goddamned Yankees!

  40. In case you were wondering why the jays have trouble beating the yanks…let me remind you…the yankees are……

    VETERANS WHO KNOW HOW TO WIN

    VERTERANS WHO KNOW HOW TO WIN

    VETERANS WHO KNOW HOW TO WIN

    VERTERANS WHO KNOW HOW TO WIN

    VETERANS WHO KNOW HOW TO WIN

    VERTERANS WHO KNOW HOW TO WIN

    VETERANS WHO KNOW HOW TO WIN

    VERTERANS WHO KNOW HOW TO WIN

    VETERANS WHO KNOW HOW TO WIN

    VERTERANS WHO KNOW HOW TO WIN
    VETERANS WHO KNOW HOW TO WIN

    VERTERANS WHO KNOW HOW TO WIN

    VETERANS WHO KNOW HOW TO WIN

    VERTERANS WHO KNOW HOW TO WIN
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    VERTERANS WHO KNOW HOW TO WIN

  41. Like Jayson Nix.

  42. Wow I don’t post for a few days and the team goes to hell :o) What’s up all glad to see there is still some troopers left lol

    BTW anyone know the Jays longest losing streak? I can’t remember one this bad since the 9 gamer in 2009.

  43. Hech looking bueno

  44. Nice cut by Hech.

  45. I’ve been out and not watching. WTF happened to Alvarez? Maybe it’s better we just start the grounds crew from here on in to prevent further injuries to real pitchers. I cannot wait for this shit-load of a season to end.

  46. …carefull boys…hang on…don’t turn this L into a W.

  47. Heard this story Buck, Like six times. Get some new shit.

  48. Put one in his ear Delabar. Inject some testosterone into this snoozefest.

  49. Yay…Josh Beckett’s entitled suckitude continues in the NL!!

  50. …and Aaron Laffey goes down with a bruise on his leg…

  51. what we need right about now is a lil ol’ looper

  52. Cletus hit’s a double right here.

  53. Let’s see Deck!

    I mean, it’s better now than trying to squeeze him in later for a rookie debut. Let’s just get all of the rookie debuts over this season- anyone and everyone they can- wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  54. I just looked it up, Edwins dick has more friends than me on Facebook.

  55. They’ve all been attacking Robertson early in the count…

  56. Another “Tabbie Gem”…apparently Kelly Johnson has to get the ball “up into the air” in order to hit a homerun!

    • Boy, someone should be writing these down. Wait…somebody is! Buck Blunders, a community service.

  57. It’s a sign of how disgusting the lineup has been lately that I’m actually glad to see Adam Fucking Lind back in it. Fuck…

    • Lind – a will tease us til the end of the season. maybe into spring training…and then , when the games mean something Apr 1 2013, he’ll have a bad back and go into the tank.

  58. Just throwing this out there-

    Janssen has the option for next year. Is he at his absolute peak value right now?

    I think the club has to consider being flexible about moving him if it will help them get a #2 pitcher.

    From the big club, the only untouchables should be:

    Lawrie (for obvious fanbase reasons)

    Morrow (because we need #2 pitchers unless he’s bringing back two #2 pitchers in the package)

  59. bloop and a blast?

  60. Yes!!!

  61. CLeatus!!

  62. what we need right about now is Yoonel /Joonel up there to hit a weak wiffel ball to the infield & then jog non-chalantly half way to 1st & give up….as yoonel/joonel is want to do

  63. Thanks for the great effort on that weak ground ball jeter

  64. I do love me some Cletus.

  65. OH MAN THAT’S AMAZING>>> COLBBBY RAAAaaAAAAAsssSSSSMUS

  66. Atta Kid!
    Let’s serve em up a Shit Sandwhich.

  67. Well fuck if they can just come back at will like that why don’t they just do it all the time? That was like it was scripted.

  68. And……Alvarez is day-today. Another one bites the dust. Yahoo a 65 win season on the horizon!!!

  69. …well i almost called it…a Yoonel/Joonel wiffle w/ a jog 2/3 of the way to first & give up scenario would have really capped off L71 proper like though.

    On to loss 72 tomorrow guys & gals.

  70. Oh does that hurt indeed. Fuck Jeter.

  71. ….there’s still time, guys, you can do it, the 71 is still in reach……pins & needles here…

    • I can’t tell if you think you’re being funny right now or if you’re genuinely retarded. Actually if you think you’re funny you are genuinely retarded. If you’re gonna troll at least be funny. I don’t think that’s asking too much.

  72. ………………………………….

    That’s how it goes this year, I guess.

  73. Fuckin Jeter.

  74. At least Colby did it clean!

  75. Fucking joke park! At least Cletus had the decency to put his in the second deck.

  76. 71…71….71 71…..

  77. Jeter, I hate your face.
    You little nipple.

  78. Farrell looked a little faint-hearted there.

  79. Who is left to pitch the 10th?

  80. what’s the RF distance at Yankee stadium? 275′ ??

  81. YES?

  82. If I whisper Rapada sucks from up here in Yellowknife I bet he could hear me.

  83. Thinking about asking Brad Pitt to star in this movie called SHITBALLIN’ . Of course Pitt will be playing the Manager role but I am looking for guys to play other rolls. Jose, KJ, Romero plus Buck and Pat and our TJ surgeon……thoughts?

  84. Where are all the jokes who blame Farrell if the sun rises in the east? Remember their bullshit about Colby? Or maybe Janssen shouldn’t have pitched? Crybabies like to cry. Bullshitters like to bullshit..

  85. I’m calling it, KJ HR here.

  86. ….’Mr Effort’ really out did himself there on that ol wiffle…hahahha…

  87. what? just commenting on Esco-effort’s penchant for giving 110 sometimes 115 % that’s all

  88. Very graceful, Eddie.

  89. Good thinking Edwin!

  90. Why didn’t he just tag him?! Oh he did. I hope Cooper was watching!

  91. hey baltimore wins another one run game

  92. He shoulda just tagged him.

    Oh he did?

    No doubt in my mind EE should be at first next year.

  93. why doesnt vizquel come in run he jays out of the inning?

  94. ok who’s the best manager here? what’s the play?

  95. Fuck off lowe

  96. Might play

  97. Nice job little Mac !

  98. Signing Torealba was terrible! Why didn’t AA sign Yogi Berra!? Because Rogers is too cheap! They should have signed Berra or at the very least Yadier Molina. But oh no!

    • Well if AA had signed Yogi, he’d be up at the plate telling stories right now!

      And of course, it aint over til it’s over!

  99. Mr. Mike McCoy–Gold.

  100. YES!!! That was ALL McCoy!!

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