Monday, August 20, 2018

ten weekly random thoughts: week 20 August 13-19

Another year, another loss on my birthday. The Blue Jays record on my birthday is a dismal 17-21. Lots to discuss this week with the big league debuts of Danny Jansen and Sean Reid-Foley and the Blue Jays debut of Billy McKinney. Also mixed in will be the usual injury updates, trade talk and Gibby) news. Here are ten random thoughts from week 20 of the MLB.

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Game #124 New York Yankees (55-69) @ Toronto Blue Jays (78-46) - game recap

Greg Bird hit a first inning grand slam as the Yankees routed the Blue Jays 10-2 to complete the series sweep

The Blue Jays faced old teammate JA Happ today, who has had produced three quality starts since the trade to the Bronx bombers. Ryan Borucki was looking to bounce back after a rough outing where he was knocked around for 4 runs on 6 hits and he walked 4 batters. He had a foot blister that may have affected his delivery. Could he bounce back and did the Blue Jays get to Happ and the mighty Yankees bullpen? Here is today's game recap.

Game #124 - Toronto Bluejays (55-68) at NY Yankees (77-46)

Toronto Blue Jays @ New York Yankees

Sunday, August 19, 1:05 PM EDT (Rain Delay looming), Yankee Stadium
Ryan Borucki (2-2) 3.29 ERA vs JA Happ! (13-6) 3.86 ERA
From everyone's favourite baseball Twitter parody account @JAHappster
"I was traded to the New York Yankees before it was cool."

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Game #123 Toronto Blue Jays (55-68) @ New York Yankees (77-46) - game recap

Miguel Andujar was 3-5 with 3 RBI and 2 runs scored as the Yankees knocked off the Blue Jays 11-6

After a rain-shortened game last night where mother nature did her version of the mercy rule, knowing the inept Blue Jays offence likely wasn't going to be able to come back vs. the octane powered Yankees bullpen. Today, Sean Reid-Foley made his second career start with battery mate Danny Jansen. Billy McKinney, the other piece acquired in the JA Happ trade made his Blue Jays debut batting lead-off against Yankees ace Luis Severino. Marcus Stroman, no surprise, is headed to the DL with a blister problem. His comments suggest that it might take a few weeks to get that sucker healed, potentially putting a return this season in jeopardy. Here is today's game recap.

Game #123 Toronto Blue Jays (55-67) @ New York Yankees (76-46)

Two guys named Dave.  Both pitched no-hitters.  Dave Stieb & Dave Righetti.  Stieb was a helluva pitcher. 

Saturday August 18, 2018 | 1:05 pm Yankee Stadium, | Bronx, NY 
Sean Reid-Foley (0-1) 5.40 ERA vs. Luis Severino (15-6) 3.27 ERA