Wednesday, May 10, 2017

no. 34 2017: Indians (18-14) at Blue Jays (12-21)
Wednesday 10 May 2017
7:07PM EDT / Rogers Centre
Danny Salazar (RHP 2-3 4.28 49K) v. Francisco Liriano (LHP 2-2 4.44 30K)

I missed last night's loss the result of watching the Senators send the filthy Rangers packing. Wooo!

And, now, I have the bastard's hangover. Ugh. For e'ery action, dear reader, there is an equally unpleasant reaction. Something like that. Never forget it.

Tonight's game figures to be a real nail-biter, eh?

Just kidding! Look at that line-up. Oi vey! Our beleaguered Jays are very likely about to have their hats handed to 'em. To quote Ed Rooney, between grief and nothing, I choose grief; still, it'd be remiss of me not to hope Liriano pitches well above his pay grade and that Toronto rides his hot hand / Goins, Barney and Smoak to sweet victory. So, there.

We are all Abe Froman, on this occasion -- baseball-bound "Sausage Kings of Chicago".

Did You Know: the Japanese word "gojira" is a portmanteau of "gorira" (gorilla) and "kujira" (whale)?

Toronto Blue Jays
Kevin Pillar (R) CF
Ezequiel Carrera (L) RF
Jose Bautista (R) DH
Justin Smoak (S) 1B
Steve Pearce (R) LF
Ryan Goins (L) SS
Devon Travis (R) 2B
Darwin Barney (R) 3B
Luke Maile (R) C

Cleveland Indians
Carlos Santana (S) 1B
Francisco Lindor (S) SS
Jason Kipnis (L) 2B
Edwin Encarnacion (R) DH
Jose Ramirez (S) 3B
Brandon Guyer (R) RF
Yan Gomes (R) C
Yandy Diaz (R) LF
Abraham Almonte (S) CF

This is your game thread: "Joe McD.'s Day Off" Edition.