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Judging by the picture of a mountain of donuts he posted on Instagram this afternoon, Kevin Gausman is ready. Or, at least, as ready as he’ll ever be to jump into the fray against Melky Cabrera, Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion.

Gausman, you may not be aware, is a superstitious sort, including when it comes to his in-game dining, telling reporters last year, “I eat four doughnuts in between innings.” He has apparently since given up the practice, on the advice of nutritionists, but obviously that doesn’t mean that he doesn’t come prepared, just in case.

With only a small slate of games on the schedule throughout the Majors tonight, and nothing with nearly the appeal of a potential duel between the O’s top prospect (sorry, Bundy) and Brandon Morrow, the eyes of the baseball world will all be on the rugged carpet at the Rogers Centre. Let’s hope for an unfriendly welcome.

Scuttlebutt

Both John Lott and Brendan Kennedy were at the Rogers Centre today as Brett Lawrie did some work in the cage, hitting balls off a tee and with hitting coach Chad Mottola.

Chris Toman tweets that Gausman was throwing 97 when the Jays saw him back in Spring Training, while Mike Wilner adds that Mark DeRosa was the only Jays big leaguer to face him, and he doubled.

To make room for Gausman, Shi Davidi tells us, the O’s have optioned down Jake Arrietta, and D’d former Jays waiver claim Alex Burnett FA.

Brendan Kennedy notes that John Gibbons says Josh Johnson will make three rehab starts before he begins, the remaining two of which will be for Buffalo. Danny Knobler of CBS Sports spoke to some scouts who saw Johnson’s first rehab start, in Dunedin, and came away unimpressed– we mentioned on today’s podcast, however, that it’s certainly not implausible that Johnson was simply trying to get balls over, and not being too fine, which could explain why the scouts felt that “there were a lot of pitches in the middle of the plate.”

Not to give away the main picture for tomorrow’s Game Threat, but apparently the Orioles came to town wearing Canadian tuxedos.

No, seriously, junior hockey?

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TV: Sportsnet One

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 Melky Cabrera (S)
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 Emilio Bonifacio (S)
SS Munenori Kawasaki (L)

Brandon Morrow RHP

Baltimore Orioles

LF Nate McLouth (L)
3B Manny Machado (R)
RF Nick Markakis (L)
DH Adam Jones (R)
1B Chris Davis (L)
C Matt Wieters (S)
SS J.J. Hardy (R)
CF Chris Dickerson (L)
2B Alexi Casilla (S)

Kevin Gausman RHP

Comments (331)

  1. One time I was on the TV broadcast and the jays followed with a 4 game win streak. I hope Stoeten can make the same thing happen.

  2. So is this the game where the Jays make Gausman look like a Cy Younger?

  3. They’re going to have to hit at least four solo shots to win this one

  4. I don’t want to see that fat, bearded fucking asshole shoving a hot dog sideways into his pie hole and licking his arm. That was fucking disgusting. Must have been raised by wolves.

  5. A locker full of doughnuts cuz the kid digs doughnuts, nice.
    I hope the Jays players make Nolin feel comfortable too.

  6. Fuck honestly Sportsnet needs to get their priorities straight, this memorial cup is annoying the hell out of me

  7. Stoeten would destroy those donuts in seconds. The powdered donuts around his lips would make him look like he gave head to his boyfriend.

    • Yunel E =Nadir’s Taint = blizzard of idiocy.

    • While we all agree that Stoeten is no Justin Timberlake (or Ryan Gosling, or…) it’s strange that such a noted homophobe is so into him. I think what you might be trying to tell all of us is that you want him to eat the donuts out of your donut hole.

      • How often are you guys jacking off to his gif today? Take it easy already, chumps! You’ll have TJ surgery the way you’re going.

  8. Cmon – Gausman is going to be stuffed to the gills with donut meat. Therefore, WE GOT THIS.

    But yeah, the Memorial Cup can suck it.

  9. locker full of donuts? i’d rather see em hung on the scoreboard.

  10. Can I watch online anywhere?

  11. A locker full of donuts, he must be channeling David Wells. See what the kid looks like in 10 years

  12. Aren’t tasty pastry dishes what did Chapman in a few games ago? Feast, my pretty. Feast until your heart’s content!

  13. Matt Devlin calling baseball. Hang me.

  14. Devlin is doing play by play for baseball now?? I hate his raptors work. Soooo fucking vanilla.

    • Seems like a weird choice given all the broadcasters kicking around this team. Why not borrow Jerry for a week or try Hayhurst?

  15. Isn’t there some minor league ballpark in the US where they serve bacon double cheeseburgers with a Crispy Creme donut sliced in two used instead of a bun? Get fat, young man, get fat

  16. Jump for cock!

  17. Is Buck sick? Holidays?

  18. NO BUCK MARTINEZ FOR 6 DAYS!?!?!?
    Sweet merciful baby Jesus this is better than Christmas

  19. Anyone else getting the memorial cup feed/the game is in commercial break issues on the Rogers on Demand Feed? WTF is this??

  20. Rogers on demand is all fucked up.

  21. Based on his hairy shitface, Could you imagine how long it would take Stoetrn to manscape? It would be years to dive In and find his willy. Wilner is up for the challenge.

  22. Fucking ROD can’t get their shit together. Stream keeps switching between Connected and “Commercial Break In Progress”. It’s not that hard to figure out the game is on SN1.

  23. Looks like we got shit Morrow up tonight. Brace yourselves gentlemen.

  24. Anyone else having rogers on demand problems? ….. that is….. memorial cup coverage?

  25. Who’s the strange dude commentating?

  26. Nice

  27. The generic sound of Matt Devlin’s voice matches that of the generic sound of that techno groove.

  28. Morrow just said fuck you to J.P. with that 4-pitch walk, after J.P. handed him the ball after walking out to the mound after one pitch on that 1-0 count in the 1st freaking inning!

  29. Nope, That’s Tabler. Have no idea who the “not Buck” is.

  30. Melkyyyy

  31. Anyone know a website where I can stream this game online for free?

  32. Anybody remember when we used to own Baltimore, I think one year they won like 15+ games against them.

  33. I’m so fucking sick of these fucking umpires. Fuck them.

  34. All these franchise altering trades and deals, and Adam Lind ends up still batting clean up

  35. How’s that not a strike?

  36. Lawrie swings at so many bad pitches. Jesus fucking christ.

  37. Machado is a waaaaayyyyy better hitter than lawrie

  38. So space time continuum aside, Shulwalter actually gained his team a run, right?

  39. Wish our team could play as well as the Orioles.

    Maybe one day the Jays can be as good.

  40. Baseball is a cruel bitch. Edwin with the weak pop up on the first pitch. Davis puts one out on first pitch. Fuck 2013.

  41. Top of the 4th, eh? Fuck 2013.

  42. Kittenface!

  43. Can Matt Devlin keep the job?

  44. Just the guy you’d want up in this situation: Boney!

  45. Don’t fuck it up Boneface.

  46. So Lind, JPA, Lawrie and Rasms all just got on base?

    Go find your loved ones and spend these last moments of the Earth with them, everyone.

  47. Sigh, maybe one time we’ll get a bit of luck.

  48. What the fuck bunt was that. Ridiculous.

  49. fucking ump show. Jays should have had the Bonifacio four pitch walk- instead that run cost them an out.

  50. I miss Reyes so much

  51. Why would you try a suicide squeeze with a rookie pitcher who was throwing nothing close to the plate two batters in a row? what a joke…way to kill a big inning

  52. Here we go. Lets knock Gausman out of the game.

  53. 99mph, shit

  54. He was already gone in my mind.

    I’m having trouble resetting.

  55. Felis silvestris catus got his paws on that cheese.

  56. What is this bizarro world?

  57. The Lovely Lindy set the table.

    I’m having trouble pumping JP’s tires, I guess.

  58. JPA just bought himself another 30+ games with the casual fanbase.

  59. I bet Gausman thought there was no possible way JP swings at the 1st pitch two at bats in a row. Sometimes shitty hitting pays off.

  60. It was a mistake pitch… fastball that ran to the inner half of the plate.

    But fine… I’ll give him a small amount of credit for hitting it out.

  61. Everytime I get close to hating Arencibia like everyone else, he goes and hits a home run that matters.

  62. Redbag set the table and Strike3bia jacks the gasball.

    I’m feeling lucky tonight, I think I’ll run with scissors.

  63. They keep calling him more-ROW on the Baltimore feed.

  64. They need to kill the idiot who threw the beer.

    • Why be such an asshole? Are we not enough of a fucking laughing stock of a town already?

    • Because simply being a city with a crack-smoking mayor gave us far too much class…

    • This. Very much this.

    • Saw the whole thing from the 500s. McLouth fell into the stands, dropped the ball, then rolled it back into his glove to show the ump. Throwing a beer was probably not justified but that was fucking bush league. It would even be beneath A-Rod.

  65. Cabrera makes that play

  66. And I bet Jamie Campbell threw the drink.

  67. Now the Bonifacio-Kawasaki twin towers of power

  68. What a ridiculous play. The Jays would never get away with it if one of our guys dropped a ball in the stands and put it back in his glove. It was incredibly obvious and too bad the ump was either clueless or his Orioles cap fell down over his eyes.

    McLouth better get one in the back next time he bats.

  69. Fun fact: Kawasaki is batting .225, yet has the fourth-highest OBP on the team.

  70. Time for some Angry Bats.

  71. Have to like Showalter’s move to Strop. Major league.

  72. Zaun really earning his money there.

  73. Morris making fun of Strop’s hat.

  74. Morris’ home spun wisdom is cracking me up tonight.

  75. Gotta love how Strike3bia matched up well against minor league pitching…

  76. not a strike

  77. CHICKEN WING

  78. Salami!!!!!

  79. Taking a flock for a walk!

  80. Take that, side cap. Boom.

  81. PTERODACTYL WING

  82. Ain’t no thang!

  83. My love for Jose and Edwin knows no bounds.

  84. Edwin: see you!

  85. Don’t touch his mustache!

  86. Developing un amor platonico for Bautista

  87. Giggity!

  88. The Grand Wingdinger!

  89. Did you hear that?

    Lind…hustling, and he’s safe!

  90. Davis dropped that ball twice and still almost threw him out.

  91. Eddie was aiming for the golf cart.

  92. Straighten that cap out son.

  93. Looks like Lind got his paws on Gausman’s doughnuts.

  94. Lind probably didn’t get out of the box too quick thinking it was a dead grounder.

    ALWAYS RUN IT OUT

  95. Gotta love how the Baseball Gods will not be mocked.

    Yiu do something stupid like walk three ppl in a row with two outs and you will almost always suffer.

  96. Eddie is good.

    Really, really good.

  97. Holy fuck, Canadian Jesus walked? This is bizarro game

  98. Best thing the Jays did was move Edwing to 1B/DH

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