So it remains not the best idea to spot your opponents two runs in the first inning — as the Jays did again today — even if it’s the Twins. I like the cocky swagger of doing so, but it’s probably time to start winning some fucking games, eh? Y’know, big road trip coming up and all… in the full throes of a death spiral… all that sort of stupid noise from people who’ve never actually paid attention to baseball before.
That’s not to say that losing is good, but I sure can feel the fuckfaces slowly starting to press themselves back out through the woodwork and into the conversation around this team, like so many turds … um… through woodwork? Shitheads are poised to resume being shitheads, in other words, and to forget completely why they felt the strange, unfamiliar need to stop inundating people with their dumb opinions for a few weeks there.
Ahh well. It’s baseball, it happens — it all happens: the shitheads, and the shit starts, and the shit hitting, and the shit luck, and the shit feeling Marcus Stroman had today that he pitched through, and the shit need to go to Korecky, and his shitting the bed, though some of those hits were kind of shit, and… shit. That was shit. Four of the last five games have been shit. And yet…
With a second consecutive lose, Jays fall to 1st place in the AL East and fall to a full 5 games ahead of the 2nd place team. #FireBluejays
— Gruber’s Mullet (@GrubersMullet) June 11, 2014
And the Jays actually did something proactive following the game (per… everyone), sending Bobby Korecky down, as expected, and recalling Darin “Pat” Mastroianni. Not only is Mastroianni a good outfielder with speed on the bases and a right-handed bat to complement Anthony Gose (and, eventually — i.e. when Gose gets sent down — Colby Rasmus), but he has a surprisingly decent line at the plate in Triple-A this year (.291/.376/.419) with a 10.5% walk rate down there, and an even better .371/.426/.597 against left-handed pitching — not to mention a .307/.398/.352 against lefties in his last healthy season, 2012, in which he played 70% of his games in the majors.
This forever and ever and ever. And into Baltimore (the first game of which we’ll be watching at Opera Bob’s, FYI — tomorrow night!). And on to New York. Games not to be dreaded, but to be excited for. Baseball!
I can live with that.
Awesome image awesomely from @james_in_to.