Playing third base!?!??!
Today very well could be the first day of the rest of our lives, as the Jays head into the Bronx needing only *COUGH* a sweep of the division-leading Yankees to get them to *COUGH* four games below .500.
Yes, getting back into the race will be a damn difficult thing, but if the pitching can keep on pitching– and Mark Buehrle is certainly coming off his best performance of the season to date– and the hitting can keep on hitting like it has, why the fuck not? I mean, Vernon Wells can only be the best team in the division’s top hitter and super-utility man for so long, right? RIGHT???!??!?
The Jays don’t necessarily need to keep the good times rolling tonight against the near-mint Big Hirok, but… they kind of do. The lineup still looks like it’s capable, though, with #GibbyTheBest continuing to place Jose Bautista in the two-hole. We shall see…
Well, you shall see, at least. Haven’t decided yet, personally, if Mark Buehrle starts are once again safe to take in, given my condition (my condition, of course, being unease with shitballers and an inability to stop telling people on Twitter to go fuck themselves when they start turning into hopelessly negative fucking insufferable suckholes about goddamn everything).
Josh Johnson threw a side session today, tweets Barry Davis, and he’ll move to Dunedin to continue rehab.
Heading the other way, interestingly, is Jose Reyes. According to Davis, Reyes has rejoined his teammates in New York, and will head to Toronto with them to continue rehab. He will remain with his teammates, including road trips, according to a tweet from Mike Wilner, until he’s ready to go for a rehab assignment.
In fact, Jose took some balls at shortstop today during batting practice, Davis tweets, though he wasn’t running– he was just standing there, having only been cleared for light jogging. He hopes to run in two weeks, Davis adds.
Elsewhere on the injury front, J.A. Happ has no official timetable to start rehabbing, as he’s still feeling soreness in his knee, according to a tweet from Gregor Chisholm.
Rajai Davis, meanwhile, is headed to Dunedin to start to rehab, according to another tweet from Gregor. John Gibbons says that the club doesn’t expect it to be a long-term injury.
Scott MacArthur notes that all of the Jays top relievers are well rested, having last pitched either Saturday (Janssen, Oliver) or Sunday (Delabar, Loup).
McArthur also notes that the Rays have yet to decide on a starter for Monday, though rumour currently has it that Jake Odorizzi will be slated to try and knock the stink out of the Jays in David Price’s place.
The Memorial Cup? Is that still seriously a fucking thing?
Just three wins away from getting to 20-24, and that wouldn’t be half bad, all things considered.
Toronto Blue Jays
LF Melky Cabrera (S)
RF Jose Bautista (R)
1B Edwin Encarnacion (R)
C J.P. Arencibia (R)
DH Adam Lind (L)
3B Brett Lawrie (R)
CF Colby Rasmus (L)
2B Emilio Bonifacio (S)
SS Munenori Kawasaki (L)
Mark Buehrle LHP
New York Yankees
CF Brett Gardner (L)
3B Jayson Nix (R)
2B Robinson Cano (L)
LF Vernon Wells (R)
DH Ben Francisco (R)
1B Lyle Overbay (L)
SS David Adams (R)
RF Ichiro Suzuki (L)
C Austin Romine (R)
Hiroki Kuroda RHP