Friday, June 29, 2018 | 7:07 pm
Rogers Sauna | Toronto, ON
Francisco Liriano (3-3, 3.94, 1.25 whip) vs. Marcus Stroman (0-5, 6.80, 1.68 whip)
Today's game marks the midway point of the season. You mean we are only halfway through this interminable season? Oy.
After a tough road trip where the Jays did well enough to go 3-4 against teams well ahead in the standings (*grumbles that it ought to be 4-3 except for a Tepera meatball*), the Jays return home for a four-game set against the Detroit Tigers.
A hearty congrats to Ray for a hugely successful first post yesterday!
Apparently there's a new member of the Jays, this is completely new info to me...
We've selected the contract of UTIL Darnell Sweeney from the @BuffaloBisons.— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) June 29, 2018
Sweeney will be active for tonight's game and wear No.38. pic.twitter.com/glRm97T7Eo
This was necessitated by the trade of Steve Pearce to Boston for a prospect by the name of Santiago Espinal. Doesn't really move the needle for me at all.
An old buddy is on the mound for the Tigers tonight - Francisco Liriano. Hey, has anyone taken the time to say "thanks" for Teoscar?
Things are a bit turbulent with the Tigers lately. Pitching coach Chris Bosio was fired over what he termed a misunderstanding over the use of the term "spider monkey," claiming he was referring to a Tigers pitcher and not a clubhouse guy. It sounds like he'll sue for wrongful termination.
The Chris Bosio Saga
Apparently the Gardy Gnome made the trip out east with the team. Does it have a passport of its own?
We're flying out today and Gardy Gnome is coming with us!— Detroit Tigers (@tigers) June 29, 2018
Keep up with all of his adventures until you can get one of your own Saturday, July 21st.
For now✌✈ pic.twitter.com/6wtonZVgMm
Ok here's the Jays' lineup...
This is your "Marcus Stroman finally gets a win" game thread. Oh yeah....