Alright. Time to get back on the ol’ horse.
The Jays end their series with the White Sox tonight, looking to even things up in an outstanding pitching matchup featuring R.A. Dickey and Chris Sale. The White Sox tough lefty is all that stands between the Jays and a record that’s four games below .500, at which point the team will obviously have to just fold up for the season, sell off the Rogers Centre, and start strategizing as to how they can improve themselves for next year. MUST WIN TERRITORY!
No, but seriously, a fucking win would be nice.
That watermelon, Jose Bautista, will sit this one out, as will Colby Rasmus, following a rough night against a lesser lefty in Jose Quintana– though, in Colby’s defence, that creep can roll.
The Yankees come to town starting tomorrow, so it’s not like things get any easier… though the Jays do miss CC Sabathia in the process. But still… again… a fucking win would be nice.
Mike Wilner is the first of many to tweet Bautista updates from John Gibbons, as he relays Gibbers’ saying “Bautista’s showing progress, won’t be much longer. We think he’s pretty close.” He adds that Gibbons said they don’t expect to put him on the DL– which in tweets from other sources was sometimes quoted as they “have no plans” to. Either way.
Wilner also checked in as the first of many with an update on Sergio Santos, whose MRI revealed a “strain of the flexor pronator. He won’t throw for a week, and will then be re-evaluated.”
Brendan Kennedy later tweets that it seems the “flexor pronator” is in the elbow, not the triceps. You know… technically. “At least Gibby didn’t say it was his back,” he quips.
More gold from Wilner, who tweets out a picture of what Munenori Kawasaki was wearing on his feet.
Getting Blanked has the latest on Derek Jeter, who is now apparently out until the All-Star Break, which is odd, because baseball teams are supposed to know precisely to the hour when injuries are going to be fully healed, right assclown?
Rather than save this for a link dump I may never actually get around to ever again, over at Getting Blanked, Matt Klaassen checks in with his latest Fogging The Measure post, which is rather topical for those of you reading this post, as he– a Royals fan– shares his experiences taking in the commentary of Buck Martinez and Pat Tabler for a game last week.
Lastly, for your between-inning listening pleasure, it’s today’s edition of the Getting Blanked Podcast– which, FYI, is posted much earlier than this over at Getting Blanked, as well as on iTunes and RSS. Subscribe!
Toronto Blue Jays
RF Rajai Davis (R)
LF Melky Cabrera (S)
DH J.P. Arencibia (R)
1B Edwin Encarnacion (R)
3B Brett Lawrie (R)
2B Maicer Izturis (S)
CF Emilio Bonifacio (S)
C Henry Blanco (R)
SS Muenenori Kawasaki (L)
R.A. Dickey RHP
Chicago White Sox
CF DeWayne Wise (L)
2B Jeff Keppinger (R)
RF Alex Rios (R)
DH Paul Konerko (R)
1B Adam Dunn (L)
LF Dayan Viciedo (R)
SS Alexei Ramirez (R)
3B Conor Gillaspie (L)
C Tyler Flowers (R)
Chris Sale LHP