We’ve got ourselves a manatee! Er… matinée!

The Jays play an oddly– read: spectacularly– timed businessman’s special today, in a getaway-ish game for the Rays beginning at 4:37 PM ET. As someone with an office downtown, uh… moar please.

The Rays send Jeremy Hellickson to the hill, facing Mark Buehrle and a lineup led-off by Anthony Gose, who will give Melky Cabrera a rest and take over in left field. It’s… another game in 2013. I don’t even know anymore…

Hey maybe an actual series win though, huh?


It’s all Brendan Kennedy, all the time, in today’s scuttlebutt, as the Toronto Star reporter tweets that John Gibbons has been reluctant to announce Chad Jenkins as the starter for his club on Friday. The pitcher is preparing to start, but is available out of the bullpen tonight as well, and Richard Griffin notes that with Sean Nolin set to start for New Hampshire on Thursday, and Marcus Stroman on Friday, either could be possibilities instead.

Gibbons, according to another Kennedy tweet, says that “as it stands” Ramon Ortiz is still slated for Sunday.

We’re also given word that Melky Cabrera is available as a pinch hitter today.

Gibbons “had no problem with JPA swinging at Rodney’s first pitch yesterday with the bases loaded,” Kennedy tells us, “saying when closers get ahead they tend to put you away.”

Lastly, Kennedy also says that, while nothing is official yet, it appears as though the Dome will be closed for this afternoon/evening’s tilt. Ugh.

TV: Sportsnet

And now the lineups, by way of the live box score at theScore.comAnd for those of you who’ll be out and about, be sure to follow all the action on your phone with theScore app

Toronto Blue Jays

LF Anthony Gose (L)
RF Jose Bautista (R)
1B Edwin Encarnacion (R)
DH Adam Lind (L)
C J.P. Arencibia (R)
3B Brett Lawrie (R)
CF Colby Rasmus (L)
2B Maier Izturis (S)
SS Munenori Kawasaki (L)

Mark Buehrle LHP

Tampa Bay Rays

CF Desmond Jennings (R)
3B Ryan Roberts (R)
2B Ben Zobrist (S)
DH Evan Longoria (R)
1B James Loney (L)
RF Sean Rodriguez (R)
LF Kelly Johnson (L)
C Jose Molina (R)
SS Yunel Escobar (R)

Jeremy Hellickson RHP

Comments (407)

  1. Izturis is out of the game. Now if Stoten would just leave the Dome and crawl back to his fucking hole in Peterborough.

  2. Buerhle’s been completely fine since that 7 run inning in Tampa Bay.

  3. Saki-bombs?

  4. It really bothers me that troll comments on here actually get to me and piss me off. I really need to re-evaluate things, I guess.

  5. Stoeten sure loves the wiener. He was pretty rough on that thing.

  6. Janssen in in a close game when we don’t have the lead? What is this witchcraft?

    • Always happens in tie games at home. The closer cant get his save in extras for th home team so hes usually used in the 9th.

      I wouldve gone with Delabar one more inning.

    • Joe Maddon made the call to make the game more interesting.

  7. In their 27(soon to be 28) losses this year, the Blue Jokes have averaged 2 runs per game.

  8. If we’re lucky, Stoeten will choke on that thing. However, he is experienced in gagging on wiener.

  9. #lovethisteam

  10. Hurry up and strike out Loney! You’re wasting everyone’s time!

  11. Has there been a play all year where the infielders have been positioned properly?

  12. I hate the Rays so much.

  13. What a truly terrible season this has been.

    • I think this has been the most joyless season of baseball in the 21 or so years that I’ve been aware of what baseball is. Well, this and any year the Red Sox have won the WS.

  14. Game over, Stoeten’s fault all the way. Then again, Jays fans kinda deserve this according to that fat shithead.

  15. No sweat. Surely the vaunted Blue Joke offence, built to score runs, will save the day! #lovethisteam

  16. Fuck this miserable season. 3-2 is as good as a loss in the 9th. You just know they’re not coming back.

  17. whelp. . .

  18. Stoeten needs a Guy-et. Actually, plastic surgery would be better.

  19. I feel like theyre gonna tie it here.

    Its not like Rodney is good.

  20. Top of the order, people. This could happen.

  21. Every time I see Molina move his glove a foot to freeze it for the ump, I just want to punch him in the kidneys.

  22. Fuck yeah!

  23. JOEY BATS!

  24. These trolls are going to be looking mighty foolish when the Blue Jays have a walk-off win against Rodney.


  26. Sweet tasty elixir

  27. Bautista must have read my post from yesterday when I suggested that they trade him.
    Pretty good response.

  28. Hey guys, please swim back into the boat.

  29. Yes!

  30. Aren’t those supposed to be called strikes to LHB in the 9th?

  31. The Man from Muncie, bean & gentlemen.

  32. Just get robot umps out there.

  33. JPA up, GIDP down.

  34. Rodney is out. Stoeten’s having a watery shit, that’s why they tied it.

  35. Alright JP, just keep the bat on your shoulders. Or maybe lean into an inside pitch.

  36. “That was not a swing to try to move a runner”. Fuck JPA you are a piece of shit.

  37. Fuck, Stoeten. At least mix in a courtesy flush! He won’t wipe his shit splatter under the seat and around the bowl. He probably doesn’t even wipe his ass drip!

  38. Does JP understand he doesn’t have to swing out of his shoes at every pitch?

  39. Wow what a terrible at bat. Thank you JPA.

  40. Alright! Great at-bat by JPA! He created only 1 out!

  41. Don’t worry, JPA, strikeouts don’t matter.

  42. Really, that was the best outcome we could have hoped for.

  43. I feel like Brett needs to calm the fuck down

  44. Arencibia: Where did the ball go?
    Ty Webb: Right into the lumberyard.

  45. Wow, Lawrie blows more chunks than the chunks found in Stoeten’s stool sample.


  47. I was ready to absorb a spirit crushing loss there, and now it’s an extra innings affair. I can’t handle this emotional rollercoaster, Blue Jays!

  48. What happened to Dick Flop?

  49. The bullpen needs to hold it until Jose/Edwin are up again.

  50. I feel sorry for the clean up crew! They will have to wear hazmat suits to clean the shitters!

  51. YEscobar!

  52. Haha Yunel

  53. Fuck You-nel

  54. Loup taking no poop!

  55. Thank God we got through our 5 & 6 hitters.
    Things are looking up.

  56. So what’s the all time record for strikeouts in a season for 2 teammates. What are the odds jp and Colby don’t break it?

  57. Stoeten, cut it in half! Too late, shitter is plugged!

  58. Lawrie still seems like an angry stubborn child

  59. Colby wins it right here.

  60. Come on Colby. I want a deal on a shitty used car!

  61. How many more batters til Bautista?

  62. Rasmus hit the shit out of that one!

  63. Bunt bone face!

  64. He bunted successfully.

  65. Need Saki-Bomb!

  66. Derosa here or let the kid hit?

  67. CB Fuckus!

  68. A walk qualifies as a veteran present.

  69. They gotta be walking Bautista with a base open anyway right?

  70. Ramos’ control against DeRosa was as good as Stoeten’s bladder control.

  71. Third time’s a charm?

  72. Wahoooooooooooooooooooooo

  73. The Jose show!

  74. Fuck you teabaggers

  75. Oh Jose. You make my heart super happy.

  76. JB for PM !!!

  77. Walk off! Now I am going to jack off!

  78. Jose Bautista is really good at baseball, you guys.

  79. Fuck all you doom-sayers.

  80. My custard gun just went off.

  81. boom

  82. Love that swing in that situation

  83. Monster game for Bautista.

  84. We needed a walk off.

    And Bautista, what a man.

  85. Night made.

  86. I came

  87. Fucking A!

    Joey Bats and Buehrle with the win!

  88. Canucks fired Alan Veen, yo! Who saw that cumming?

  89. Did he pull a Kawasaki on his way down the base line?

  90. Buehrle was fucking dealing today

    JoBau is amazing

  91. What a stupid game by Bautista!
    Pitbull was sweet too.

  92. Joey Bats had a WPA of 1.045. Un-fucking-real.

  93. Talk about your natural born leaders!

  94. I’m gonna go kiss a girl on the mouth.

  95. Contented sigh. And the best part is Bautistas post game interview where he talked about first place. Keep em burning Joey. This ain’t dead yet.

  96. Love that Rodney ( fix your cap, son) and Farnsworth ( bring around the car will you?) both got burned today.
    Gibby genius? Maddon fuck up?

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