Baltimore Orioles  v Tampa Bay Rays

Holy shit, the Orioles’ record is really good.

Welp. Let’s see if this works!

Let the good times roll and all that, know what I mean?

Scuttlebutt

In the minors, Aaron Sanchez is healthy and back on the hill for the Dunedin Blue Jays tonight, according to a tweet from the club.

According to Buck Showalter, the Orioles will start either Freddy Garcia or Zach Britton in Sunday’s finale, according to a tweet from Chris Toman. Free money!

Gregor Chisholm tweets that the Jays, should they win tonight, will be at .500 for the first time since July 30th, 2012, when they were 51-51.

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 Melky Cabrera (S)
RF Jose Bautista (R)
DH Edwin Encarnacion (R)
1B Adam Lind (L)
CF Colby Rasmus (R)
3B Maicer Izturis (S)
C Josh Thole (L)
2B Emilio Bonifacio (S)
SS Munenori Kawasaki (L)

RHP R.A. Dickey

Baltimore Orioles

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

RHP Jason Hammel

Comments (582)

  1. Oh god, why is he still out there?

  2. Yes, DIckey’s stats with risp and 2 outs clearly indicates he isn’t “bearing down”. Fuck off. Some days it would be nice if somebody explained to these guys that strand rate is a luck driven stat.

  3. I fucking hate dickey

  4. this is pathetic.

  5. Dicky is an absurdly useless fuckhead

  6. Holy Fuck Dickey. You fucking suck.

  7. Ugghhh that cheeseball hurt though. Still plenty of time, but momentum sapper.

  8. When Ryan Flahterty takes you deep, umm, yeah. its time to maybe leave the game.

  9. Why is he still out there?

  10. Dickey are you fucking serious?? Flaherty??

  11. 3 HR’s now? That’s more than this entire streak up until this point.

  12. Resigned moan….

  13. I can’t believe they let him go out for another inning. 5 great innings from him was amazing. More than we could’ve expected. Please stop this.

    • Well his pitch count was low and he was our opening day starter. But yeah, he sucks. I think the jays need to start experimenting with the dome closed for his starts because as far as i can remember he has been awful at home( mostly open roof)

  14. I assumed he wouldn’t be back for the seventh.

  15. Fucking hell! His ERA has to look like a slugging percentage. Look at this fuck wondering why he’s being pulled.

  16. Nah, we’re just setting up the 9th-inning walk-off rally.

    • Is JPA going to be the leader we need for that rally? Maybe that’s why Dickey is awful: he isn’t getting enough leadership from JPA.

  17. Thanks Dickey.

    When you get a chance to add a true ace like him, you have to do it. Regardless of the cost.

  18. In a few years, they are going to be talking about how back this Dickey trade was. Similar to the Estaban Loiza trade

  19. I curled with a guy in the winter who pronounced with a really fucking annoying arrogance that Dickey would be nothing more than a #5 because last year was the only time he won more than 12 games or something like that, and that they need a guy like Jack Morris who pitched to the score and “knew how to win.”

    I hate that guy. And if I have to curl with him next year things could get ugly.

  20. So regardless of the game’s outcome you can bet on the post game show callers will be reaming Dickey and Wilner will be saying things like “its one game” “they just won 8 in a row” etc etc

    that to me misses the point. The point is you went out and got this guy for games like this one. He should at least be able to go out there and pitch well enough so that 5 runs can win us the game. Now we will need minimum 7.

  21. You hate to see this happen to Dickey, such an awesome dude but what a terrible year. And what an unexpectedly terrible year to boot.

  22. Cecil good

  23. 6 innings, 7 hits, 2 BB, 6 runs, 5 earned. WHIP of 1.5. Nice. Yeah 5 strikeouts, so what? You’re dogshit. Can’t wait to hear Prickey in the post game blame the humidity level or some mystery ouchy in his neck/back. Fuckhead.

    • Still can’t believe they sent him out there for the 7th. Not pulling him before facing Davis was confusing enough.

  24. A lot of Jays have struggled this year, the beginning of the year everyone was awful save Reyes. Dickey has been clearly bad but you can’t write him off.
    To his credit he has been playing through injury, if we’re gonna make a run at a wildcard we’ll need to do it with a resurgent R A.

    I think he comes around right when we need him.

  25. Man, I remember when I was convinced Chris Davis would never figure it out.

    I guess he did.

  26. Tommy Hunter looks like he’d have trouble running 90 feet. I say bunt on him.

  27. Reyes will help derp

  28. Game is still winnable, thanks to the best bullpen in the game. That’s been my favorite thing about this run, one after another guys coming out and owning hitters.

    Cecil really needs to go to the AS Game.

  29. Thole is a classic example of warning track power

  30. Kawasaki HR

  31. Bonicrapio is fucking useless. I hate that guy and jpa more than any other jays past or present.

  32. Fucking Boney.
    Does anybody remember when he had a decent hit…let alone an RBI?
    He’s a giant black sucking hole in the lineup.

  33. No. Fucking. Way.

  34. Holy shit…..kawasaki.

  35. Best ever!!!

  36. NO FUCKING WAY

  37. BLAAAAAAAAAAAAAAO!!

  38. NEVER get out of the boat!!!

    YES!

  39. Ahh yeaaaahhh

  40. HOLY FUCKING SHIT!

    MOOOOOONEY!

  41. Ha ha ha I sat on my couch and called it ha ha ha
    Fuuuuuck yaaaaa

  42. Holy fuck make a believer out of me. Holy hell Muni hit a home run!!! .500 destiny!!!!

  43. Fuck YES

  44. HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! YES!!!!!!!

  45. Hahahaha

  46. Dickey’s pitching injured you jerks. Tell him to take a 15 day DL stint.

  47. Saki-Bomb

  48. what the fuck…

  49. HA HA HA HA! Does life get better than that! Kawasaki let’s the good times roll….

  50. HOLY

    FUCKING

    SHIT

  51. Holy motherfucking shit what the hel… WUT

  52. If this is his final weekend with us, he’s making it a beauty!

  53. For some reason. I felt that was about to happen

  54. I’m not going to buffalo smash

  55. You have got to be shitting me.

  56. Holy fuck! Kawasaki finally picked up on the man in white in centre.

  57. KAWASAKI WHATTA GUY!

  58. Saki-Bombs for everyone.

  59. if you had asked me to bet against ONE THING happening this year, it would be a K-Bomb

    what the fucking fuck?

  60. Feeling of invincibility…. anybody else have it yet?

    • I may owe you an apology, I’m man enough to admit it.
      Also man enough to admit that there’s a real school girl sleepover excitedness vibe right now as me and my dad watch the game. Hedidit Hedidit Hedidit!!!!!! Teehehehehehehe!

  61. WOW!!! So impressed. Loved the bows in the curtain call!!

  62. Melky’s out, Rajai’s in…
    Cant tag what you cant see

  63. You telling me after that heroic awesomeness that we’re not winning this one?
    No fuckin way.

  64. GTFO….what is that, six homers so far?

  65. Night. Made.

  66. BANZAI!!!!!!

  67. See his eyes get REALLY BIG during the replay?
    Holy shit…it’s got a chance!
    Konichiwa, muthafucka.

  68. The little motorcycle that could!

  69. How many MLB players have taken a curtain call after their first homerun??????

  70. smile everyone

  71. My game tracker must be broken. It says Kawasaki just hit a home run

  72. I can’t believe I missed the saki bomb. Fuck! Go Jays!

  73. I LEFT THIS GAME FOR 15 MIINUTES AND MUNI HITS A BOMB!? WHAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAT

  74. Damn. Jose is really off lately. Missing lots of meaty pitches it seems.

  75. #Kawasaki at 2nd

  76. haha crazy the impact that one HR has on Muni’s slugging %. Hell he even has an iso over .100 now. Almost as much power as the Melk Man has shown in games.

  77. Is it just me, or does every Jays-Os game turn into this?

  78. Was the pitcher talking shit to bautista after the SO?

  79. Yikes….JBats looked ready to shiv someone.
    Yo, you talkin’ to me?? YOU TALKIN’ TO ME???

  80. Holy shit Cecil is fucking amazing!! Markaikis looked like a rookie .

  81. Christ, I wish Bautista would get his timing back. Shit, we need everybody hitting on all cylinders now. EE, Bautista, Lind, Cletus…..and KAWASAKI!

  82. Don’t these idiots ever learn? What’s the one thing you don’t do to Bautista?
    Don’t piss him off. Every time he get’s knocked down, beaned or shown up he goes off.
    Calling it now, Bautista jack to win it.

    • Bottom 9 off of Baltimore’s world class closer, yep I could see that happening.

    • Oh fuck I hope you’re right. Might have to get drunk tonight if that happ…scratch that. Might have to get more drunk tonight if that happens.

      • It would be most like Bautista to do that. Just like off Addison Reed.

        • That was a turning point for me as a fan. Though I’ve always been a Jays fan I also play fantasy baseball, so I often have that “but he’s on my team” conundrum. But when he hit that dinger off Reed (the main closer on my fantasy team) the only thing going through my mind was “fuck you Addison, Joey’s the man!”

      • I’ve had 2 delicious boozey Iced Teas, but it might be time to get serious.

    • Love it!

  83. When the moon hits the sky like a big pizza pie, that’s amore.

  84. Man Jones is strong, he made shit contact on that pitch and almost hit a HR to straightaway center

  85. Brett Cecil vs Chris Davis: is there a more marquee matchup in baseball this season?

    Now…think about that for a second.

  86. Perfect time for Melky to leave LF

  87. Way to go Davis! No way the Gimp gets that ball. Goggles rules!!!

  88. Will I ever relax when a ball is hit at Rajai?

  89. Is Cecil approaching any MLB records for hitless IP?

    • Consecutive hitless innings pitched
      25.1 – Cy Young, Boston Americans – April 25 through May 11, 1904 (included one perfect game)

    • The record he tied was from 2012, so I would think he’s got a ways to go.

    • Johnny VanderMeer had back-to-back no-hitters so that’s at least 56 batters in a row without a hit (neither were perfectos). Cecil’s at 44 if I recall correctly.

  90. Damn! I thought the parrot was getting a walk!

  91. That fucker Oday lucked out that time.

  92. I’m going to punch the eyepieces out of my shades before I crawl into bed tonight.
    Bring a little Goggles magic to my work bench.

  93. HE DIDN’T LET GO OF THE BAT ON THE FOLLOW THROUGH

    That’s a dinger if he does.

  94. Fuck you Martinez. Make every long flyball sound Mantle-esque. Had my scrotum tingling and everything

  95. The damn ball must look like a beach ball to Lind right now. Too bad it hung up or it was a gapper off the lefty.

  96. That’s okay, a walkoff win is how it should end anyway

  97. Did Buck say you can’t be artificially inseminated without the express written consent of Major League Baseball?

    I guess my Mondays back open.

  98. Why Janssen? I fear he is going to give up a run or two. Been looking that way for a while

  99. We’re gonna walk this off.

  100. Nice to see Janssen in. The game needs to be won now. Can’t allow a run.

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