It’s just a stadium. Relax.
Gregor Chisholm tweets that Nolan Reimold appears to be the closest of the Jays’ injured players to actually returning to action, with Monday in Boston sounding like a possibility.
Gregor adds that there’s no real update on Lind and Encarnacion, though they will be back before the trade deadline next Thursday (or so John Gibbons says), and also tells us that Brett Lawrie will join those two in Florida in the next couple of days, with Brandon Morrow heading that way to continue working towards full health on Monday.
Richard Griffin tweets that John Gibbons decided not to have his club take on-field batting practice today, because the Yankee Stadium scoreboard was celebrating the club’s 1938 championship… or something. OK?
Alex Seixeiro tweets that the Jays are going to face a left-handed starter sooner than they’d planned: Chris Capuano has just been picked up by the Yankees and will go on Saturday.
At Sportsnet, Mike Wilner and Shi Davidi talk to Jays senior advisor Mel Didier, which sounds fascinating, but also slightly terrifying. If he’s got great insights he’s got grade insights, no matter what age he is, but it’s not exactly the most progressive thing to have a strong octogenarian voice in the front office — and I’ve heard that the Jays really do value his input, like on Phil Bickford. Prior to being with the Jays he was an advisor to Jon Daniels and the Rangers, so maybe I shouldn’t go too nuts with the ageism.
Marcus Stroman tweets that Mark Buehrle got all the young guys on the team fitted for suits while in NYC. Nice.
Shi Davidi tweets that Dalton Pompey has changed agents, and is now represented by CAA.
Oh, and as for the silliness about the Jays’ struggles in the Bronx being something more than a coincidence, uh… yeah, no:
In 100 PA with RISP at NYY the Jays are slashing .165/.222/.198 In 123 PA with RISP vs the Jays at home NY is slashing .250/.374/.478
— James G (@james_in_to) July 25, 2014
Next game(s): Tomorrow, 1:07 PM ET @ New York; Sunday, 1:07 PM ET @ New York
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And now, the lineups…
Toronto Blue Jays
SS Jose Reyes (S)
3B Munenori Kawasaki (L)
LF Melky Cabrera (S)
RF Jose Bautista (R)
C Dioner Navarro (R)
1B Juan Francisco (L)
DH Colby Rasmus (L)
2B Ryan Goins (L)
CF Anthony Gose (L)
LHP Mark Buehrle
New York Yankees
LF Brett Gardner (L)
SS Derek Jeter (R)
CF Jacoby Ellsbury (L)
DH Carlos Beltran (S)
1B Brian McCann (L)
3B Chase Headley (L)
RF Ichiro! (L)
2B Brian Roberts (S)
C Francisco Cervelli (R)
RHP Hiroki Kuroda