Someone in the comments the other day literally tried to counter my attempt at calming the lunatic masses with something along the lines of, “But what if this continues and they’re 6-21!” Like… for real.

That person probably would have bought a whole lot of what Jon Trolololosi was selling this afternoon, when the Prime Time Sports roundtable he was taking part in finally got around to the Jays’ uninspiring start to the season. Stephen Brunt, seemingly acting– if not literally, at least figuratively– as chief liaison for DJF, held him essentially in check, while  managing to bring up– to Morosi’s apparent delight– the reaction to his Trolololosi-ing on social media.

And Morosi used the word “nails” at one point.

Something’s fishy!

But enough about me. Actual baseball! Winnable baseball, even!


Brendan Kennedy tweets that Maicer Izturis is out of this one after fouling a ball off his foot yesterday.

And… uh… do we really need Scuttlebutt on Fridays? I’m thinking not.

TV: Sportsnet

And now the lineups, by way of the live box score at 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

SS Jose Reyes (S)
LF Melky Cabrera (S)
RF Jose Bautista (R)
1B Edwin Encarnacion (R)
C J.P. Arencibia (R)
DH Adam Lind (L)
3B Mark DeRosa (R)
CF Colby Rasmus (L)
2B Emilio Bonifacio (S)

J.A. Happ LHP

Kansas City Royals

LF Alex Gordon (R)
SS Alcides Escobar (R)
DH Billy Butler (R)
C Salvador Perez (R)
3B Mike Moustakas (L)
RF Jeff Francoeur (R)
CF Lorenzo Cain (R)
1B Miguel Tejada (R)
2B Elliot Johnson (R)

Luis Mendoza RHP

Comments (492)

  1. This infield defense is…………………………………………………………….. PLEAYOFFS

  2. Here’s to hoping that it’s just a bad sprain. That looked fairly nasty.

  3. I hope Lawrie remembers 2nd base

  4. Can I panic now?

  5. Hope against hope that he can come back before the break…
    Jays need to do a trade for a serviceable shortstop, I don’t know, they will persevere!
    Let’s go Blue Jays!!!

  6. So I guess there is room on the wagon now?

    But seriously – this sucks. Reyes has been such a consistent bright spot to this…uneven start to the season.

    But by no means is this THE END for the 2013 season. Every team has injuries + will have more injuries. The Jays are not uniquely cursed in this respect.

    Let’s keep our heads up. BUCK UP, even!

  7. I got this AA.
    Dodgers lost Greinke and need a starter.
    They have Dee Gordon, SS collecting dust in AAA.
    Let the L.A. golden boy Romero head home, we get Dee Gordon until Reyes heals up in a few months.

  8. And now we’re well and truly fucked.

  9. Isturis plays SS right? And Boni? I’d love to see that kid Negrych from ST get a shot. He put up some nice numbers.

  10. fuckin ball boy.

  11. That ball boy is fucked.

  12. It’s official….everything is happening

  13. I feel bad for the ball boy and everything but that wasn’t a split second decision. I don’t know WHAT was going through his head.

  14. Loup is a fucking champ.

  15. just laugh about it.

    brutal though

  16. Is this a testament to how little range the Royals’ right fielder has?

  17. Did the server crash or something?

  18. I’ll be using this name until Reyes comes back.

  19. I saw that tool Swisher walk off the the White Sox tonight. The ’92 Jays celebrating the club’s first World Series was more restrained than the 2013 Indians winning a game in April.

  20. could be dumb question

    it sucks to lose reyes…big time.
    But what is lawries WaR compared to Reyes WaR?
    will it come even close to evening things out when Lawrie comes back? is it as dire as some believe?

    • Well… Lawrie provided exactly league average offense last year. Defensively he’s pretty solid… but we’re going to be hurting without that bat.

      You really have to hope that Rasmus heats up, Lawrie takes a stride forward, and Bautista/Encarnacion come back to life… Not to mention the starting rotation.

      There’s a lot of “IFs” here.

  21. fuck this game. Cheers

  22. I agree with Karen, he does seem like a wuss

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