Tuesday, May 30, 2017

no. 52 2017: Reds (24-26) at Blue Jays (24-27)

Tuesday 30 May 2017
7:07 PM EDT / Skydome
Asher Wojciechowski (RHP 1-0  2.25 ERA  3K) v. JA Happ (LHP 0-3  4.50 ERA  20K)

Former first round pick (2010) Wojo was part of the 9-player trade that brought JA Happ to Toronto. Expect that to be talked about ad nauseam tonight. People (including me) were high on the kid so I'm looking forward to seeing what he has become. Hopefully good but not too good. Since blowouts are usually followed by a low-scoring game, expect this one to be a pitchers duel.

Although...Gibby is rolling out the same lineup as last night, so who knows?

Rumour has it that JA will be held to 75 pitches.

Of Note: Domince Leone was, as expected, sent to Buffalo to make room for Happ.

Liriano has been announced as the starter for Friday's game. No more Bolsinger! Unless he pitches a no-hitter tomorrow, that is. Gibby said today that Pearce is still a few weeks away.

Speaking of former prospects, card-carrying member of the Lansing 3 Justin Nicolino is pitching tonight for the Marlins. As their write-up says:
Nicolino is making his third start, and first since May 19. The lefty is striking out more, eight in 10 innings, but his walks per nine innings is 5.4. It was 2.3 last year. Opponents are hitting .263 off his cutter.
Tonight he faces the Phillies, who have gone 2-8 in their last 10. Enjoy, kid.

Toronto Blue Jays
Kevin Pillar  CF
Josh Donaldson  3B
Jose Bautista  RF
Kendrys Morales  DH
Justin Smoak  1B
Russell Martin  C
Troy Tulowitski  SS
Devon Travis  2B
Ezekiel Carrera  LF

Cincinnati Reds
Billy Hamilton  CF
Zack Cozart  SS
Joey Votto  1B
Adam Duvall  DH
Eugenio Suarez  3B
Scott Schebler  RF
Devin Mesoraco  C
Patrick Kivlehan  LF
Jose Peraza  2B

This is your game thread: "Forgotten how much fun ass kickings can be" Edition.