Stick to your day job, buying old storage units at fake TV auctions, Barry.
The Jays are one win away from guaranteeing at least a draw in this series in Tampa, which in previous years was practically an impossibility. This year, at this point, it’s pretty much a necessity. At the very least.
Hey, small victories, y’know?
Oh! And how about Joe Maddon, failing to sufficiently to inspire his team to be better so far this year? He’s not threading the fucking decisions-needle on the first try every night, and has generally just not been pushing the right buttons, en route to a dismal 14-17 start that could be made even worse tonight at the hands of the red hot *COUGH* Toronto Blue Jays (or… y’know… mostly his starter,
Fausto Carmona Roberto Hernandez.)
That worthless lump, Maddon, should probably totally be fired, eh? Or… I dunno, maybe they can be nice and find a way to just reassign him.
Sergio Santos, Kyle Drabek, Drew Hutchison and Luis Perez came up from Dunedin to visit the Jays in St. Pete today, and Shi Davidi notes that Santos says that he’ll be pitching in an extended Spring Training game on Thursday. He still feels the triceps issue, apparently, but says that he’s strong enough to pitch.
“”We’re going to find out one way or the other,” Santos says, according to John Lott. “I don’t want to waste any more time. I want to get healthy. We’re going to push it.”
Gregor Chisholm tells us that both Drabek and Drew Hutchison are on similar schedules, and hoping to get into extended Spring games in about three weeks.
Meanwhile, Brendan Kennedy says that Luis Perez, who had his Tommy John surgery after Kyle Drabek (though I don’t think it was after Drew Hutchison, despite what the tweet says), and yet is ahead of both of them.
Dustin McGowan is yet another Blue Jays pitcher who is working with the shoulder-strengthening weighted ball program that Steve Delabar is noted for using, says Gregor. John Lott adds that McGowan expects to start a rehab assignment with Dunedin next week, and that the heavy ball program has really helped McGowan’s next-day recovery.
“Rasmus says he lost KJ’s fly ball among the catwalks last night,” according to a tweet from Mike Wilner. “No clue where it was even before he ran back to the track.”
Toronto Blue Jays
3B Brett Lawrie (R)
LF Melky Cabrera (S)
RF Jose Bautista (R)
1B Edwin Encarnacion (R)
C J.P. Arencibia (R)
DH Adam Lind (L)
CF Colby Rasmus (L)
2B Maicer Izturis (S)
SS Munenori Kawasaki (L)
J.A. Happ LHP
Tampa Bay Rays
CF Desmond Jennings (R)
2B Ryan Roberts (R)
RF Ben Zobrist (S)
3B Evan Longoria (R)
DH Luke Scott (L)
LF Sean Rodriguez (R)
1B James Loney (L)
C Jose Molina (R)
SS Yunel Escobar (R)
Fausto Carmona Roberto Hernandez RHP