Archive for the ‘Minnesota Twins’ Category

Yep, we’re still doing this. Only for three more days though. And against the Twins, and whoeverthefuck it is they’re running out there at this point, so really it only barely counts.

Yet, as dismissive as I’m being, I give it less than a week before I really start to fucking miss all this. The games, that is. Not doing Game Threats. They’re annoying as piss.

Scuttlebutt

By the looks of the reverse standings at MLBTR, The magic number for the Jays locking down a protected pick in next year’s draft is something in the neighbourhood of one. Yay?

John Lott tweets that in a scrum with the media today, John Farrell said that the “report of ‘friction’ between him and AA is ‘unfounded.’ ” Not sure what else he’d say, but still.

In Shi Davidi’s tweet about it he adds that a “statement of such from person with no ties to situation ‘irresponsible.’ ”

Say it ain’t so, Black Magic: in the National Post (and elsewhere), John Lott says that Darren Oliver sounds kinda like he’s leaning towards retirement. Or maybe just demanding a trade back to Texas. Neither would be OK with me. GBOAT!

Tony Ambrogio tweets that Carlos Villanueva has been scratched from tomorrow’s start, and Chad Jenkins will be taking his place. Take that, millions of dollars!

Strangeness from Jeff Blair of the Globe and Mail, who writes that the Jays “need to either sign [their] manager to a contract extension or let him go,” even more bizarrely says that AA must “convince Pat Hentgen he needs to have a role on the coaching staff,” but interestingly warns that we should “not underestimate the impact of Morrow’s absence from the clubhouse” this season, and adds a key quote from Ricky Romero, who says of his manager that “John was dealt a bad card this year. It’s tough to manage a team with a lot of guys going in and out, and I think you have to tip your hat to the job he did.”

Lastly, for your between-inning viewing pleasure, here’s today’s edition of Getting Blanked…

TV: Sportsnet

And now the lineups, by way of the live box score at theScore.com. And for those of you who’ll be out and about, be sure to follow all the action on your phone with Score Mobile

Toronto Blue Jays

R. Davis RF
C. Rasmus CF
B. Lawrie 3B
A. Lind 1B
Y. Escobar DH
K. Johnson 2B
A. Hechavarria SS
J. Mathis C
A. Gose LF

A. Laffey RHP

Minnesota Twins

B. Revere CF
J. Carroll 2B
J. Mauer DH
C. Parmelee 1B
T. Plouffe 3B
M. Carson RF
C. Herrmann LF
D. Butera C
P. Florimon SS

E. Vazquez RHP