All we really know at the moment is what you already learned by reading the title, and hopefully it’s as unserious as that makes it sounds, but Edwin Encarnacion apparently didn’t just leave tonight’s game late — Kevin Pillar was set to pinch hit for him in the top of the ninth, and Adam Lind came in for him at first in the bottom of the frame — because by that point it was somehow (LOUP!) a laugher.
No, according to a tweet from BlueJays.com’s Gregor Chisholm, Edwin’s back tightened up on him, and he’s considered day-to-day. Sort of just like the title says.
That’s… not good. Or, at the very least, it’s not great. I can’t possibly speculate on an extended life without Edwin at this point, because that’s just absurd, but something like that was going to happen sooner or later. Let’s just hope, y’know, it hasn’t. The Jays have been pretty cautious with respect to health so far this year — for good fucking reason, I should add — and hopefully that’s all this is.
We’ll keep you updated here if anything further develops.
A little more information has trickled in since the original post. For instance, Shi Davidi tweets that Encarnacion says the tight back worsened over the course of the game, that they’ll reassess it tomorrow, but that he isn’t worried about it. And… good fucking dumb as fucking fucking lord, some of the MEUH THEY SAY ITS OK SO IT’S NOT replies to that tweet. Good lord. Get a goddamned grip people, for the love of fuck.
Like I always say, if you’re going to be an asshole, at least have the common courtesy to not be dumb as shit.
I know I’m just talking about a small-but-vocal minority of the same types of fucking insufferable whiners, trying to doomsday front-run like human garbage, who thought this team was fucked on May 31st, but… fuck. right. off.
John Lott tweets that the back was bothering Edwin a bit yesterday, while Scott MacArthur adds that Edwin’s not sure about his status for tomorrow. A post at Sportsnet from Shi Davidi quotes him as saying “I don’t think it’s anything bad. We’ll see tomorrow if it maybe needs one day, or if I can play DH. We’ll see tomorrow.”
With tomorrow’s game being an afternoon tilt less than 13 hours away at the time of this writing, I have a hard time seeing Edwin playing first tomorrow, and frankly, with the series already won (!!?!?!) and a bus ride back to Toronto in the offing afterwards, giving him a full day off seems like a real likelihood at this point, at the very least. And that’s OK. Take the precautions, keep him healthy, get him back into the lineup. It doesn’t sound major at all. Don’t get me wrong, it could be, but lets maybe just try to take it in stride given that every single other fucking thing surrounding this team right now is mind-blowingly awesome.