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Aug 7th v Mariner

Batter pLI WPA
Reyes – SS 1.04 -0.087
Bonifacio – LF 0.74 0.067
Bautista – RF 0.64 0.024
Encarnacion – DH 1.25 0.243
Lind – 1B 1.53 0.045 Pitcher pLI WPA
Rasmus – CF 2.26 -0.276 Happ – SP 0.89 -0.439
Lawrie – 3B 0.87 0.104 Loup – RP 2.09 -0.475
DeRosa – 2B 0.90 0.068 Lincoln – RP 0.36 -0.013
Thole – C 0.85 0.265 Oliver – RP 0.45 0.053
Total 1.16 0.375 Total 0.91 -0.875

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August 5th v Mariners

Batter pLI WPA
Reyes – SS 1.87 0.164
Davis – LF 1.41 -0.160
Bautista – RF 0.78 0.030
Encarnacion – DH 1.92 0.087
Lind – 1B 1.82 -0.082
DeRosa – PH / 1B 5.91 0.355
Rasmus – CF 1.14 -0.102
Izturis – 2B 1.19 -0.113 Pitcher pLI WPA
Lawrie – 3B 0.85 0.265 Dickey – SP 1.20 0.139
Thole – C 1.46 -0.148 Loup – RP 0.45 0.011
Arencibia – PH / C 0.28 -0.007 Janssen – RP 0.87 0.060
Total 1.48 0.291 Total 1.15 0.209

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Safeco Field

It’s time again for the Blue Jays West Coast Home Games in Seattle, and you, East Coast friend, are missing out on the best place to enjoy a Jays game: Seattle, Washington, U-S-A! Compare this to your Rogers Centre experience:

Venue

Global warming has made retractable roofs a necessity; Seattle and Toronto get that. You know what else is a necessity? Grass. Real grass. And a full dirt infield. It looks better, it smells better and it plays better. Watch as Colby Rasmus dives for a ball and slides for a mile instead of landing with a thud. Hear Melky Cabrera’s meniscus cry for joy as he takes the field. Worry slightly less about Jose Reyes’ ankle!

All this and they have the guts to make their stadium look nothing like a toilet bowl. Bold.

Food and Drinks

You have over 50 beers to choose from when watching a ballgame at Safeco Field. Over 50. And the beer list changes with the seasons! More IPAs in the colder months, lighter beers in the warmer ones. I’m not confident Rogers knows there are more than 50 beers in this entire world.

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May 5th v Mariners

Batter pLI WPA
Davis – LF 0.53 0.007
Cabrera – DH 0.53 0.083
Bautista – RF 0.47 0.059
Encarnacion – 1B 0.43 -0.043
Arencibia – C 0.46 0.032
DeRosa – 3B 0.59 0.201
Izturis- 2B 0.40 0.068 Pitcher pLI WPA
Bonifacio – CF 0.61 -0.036 Morrow – SP 1.03 0.103
Kawasaki – SS 0.36 -0.026 Delabar – RP 0.00 0.000
Total 0.49 0.397 Total 0.94 0.103

Bests / Worsts of the game after the jump!

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Pay close attention, young Henderson. It’s called a repetwah.

Never a good sign for the opposition, but who could complain about seeing Felix up close?

Scuttlebutt

With the M’s in town it seems only appropriate that I pass along the latest from Baseball Think Factory, who point us to a Seattle Post-Intelligencer piece in which they publish a bunch of rediscovered Seattle Pilots photos.

Fucking Orioles.

At FanGraphs, Jeff Sullivan points out that Edwin Encarnacion has as many home home runs (22) as the San Francisco Giants, while Alex Remington uses the Jays as an example to show us how the schedule is changing, and not for the better.

For those who may be wondering, yes, in the Romero post from earlier I promised that there’d be a second thing coming. It’s ready, I just liked it enough not to cock block it with the Game Threat. You’ll see it mid-game.

Lastly, for your between inning viewing pleasure, here’s today’s episode 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 or tablet with Score Mobile

Toronto Blue Jays

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

H. Alvarez RHP

Seattle Mariners

D. Ackley 2B
F. Gutierrez CF
K. Seager 3B
J. Jaso C
M. Saunders LF
J. Smoak 1B
L. Jimenez DH
C. Peguero RF
B. Ryan SS

F. Hernandez RHP

Batter WPA aLI
3B – Lawrie -0.076 1.73
CF – Rasmus -0.114 1.62
1B – Encarnacion 0.127 1.41
SS – Escobar -0.198 1.82
DH – Lind -0.001 0.63 Pitcher WPA aLI
PH – Davis -0.036 1.42 SP – Romero -0.210 1.09
C – Arencibia -0.068 0.83 RP – Delabar 0.203 1.66
RF – Sierra -0.127 1.64 RP – Lyon 0.058 1.00
LF – Gose -0.091 1.21 RP – Oliver 0.054 0.76
3B – Hechavarria -0.063 0.80 RP – Janssen 0.040 0.91

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I believe I mentioned this on the podcast, but it’s a no-lose situation for Ricky Romero tonight, as he has the built in excuse of the routine-fucking nine days– or whatever it was– since he last made a start to fall back on in case things don’t go as well for his rested arm as everybody surely hopes they do.

So… um… there’s that?

Scuttlebutt

Bad news for Adam Lind, but perhaps good news for JP Arencibia: John Lott tweets that Alex Anthopoulos says “the players at these positions are “entrenched” for 2013: C, SS, 3B, CF, RF and 1B or DH (EE). Open: 2B, LF, 1B or DH and rotation.”

According to Lott, the GM also says that, despite a bad everymonthbutJune, Colby Rasmus has had “a good season.”

Shi Davidi tweets that the Jays say there will be no increase in ticket prices next year, for the third straight season. Wait… really?

Bluebird Banter wonders whether the Jays should have Anthony Gose play left field next year.

FanGraphs introduces their free-agent-to-be custom leaderboard, covering those who are likely to hit the market this winter.

Lastly, for your between inning viewing pleasure, here’s today’s episode 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 or tablet with Score Mobile

Toronto Blue Jays

B. Lawrie 3B
C. Rasmus CF
E. Encarnacion 1B
Y. Escobar SS
A. Lind DH
J. Arencibia C
M. Sierra RF
A. Gose LF
A. Hechavarria 2B

R. Romero LHP

Seattle Mariners

D. Ackley 2B
F. Gutierrez CF
K. Seager 3B
J. Montero DH
M. Saunders RF
M. Olivo C
M. Carp 1B
T. Robinson LF
B. Ryan SS

K. Millwood RHP