Friday, March 30, 2018

no. two 2018: Yankees (1-0) at Blue Jays (0-1)

Friday 30 March 2018
7:07PM EDT / Rogers Centre / Toronto ON
Masahiro Tanaka (RHP 0-0 0.00 0K 0.00) v. Aaron Sanchez (RHP 0-0 0.00 0K 0.00)


well, that could've gone better. could've gone worse, i suppose. thank fuck it didn't. at any rate: onward and upward, TO. still plenty of games to play.


Andrew Munn of "Baseball Prospectus Toronto" wrote a nifty piece earlier this week re. optimizing the Jays' roster, in case you missed it. a worthwhile read, to be sure.

turns out we're not alone in overreacting per Anthony Castrovince at good to know.

you might enjoy Shi Davidi's near-apocalyptic take on Opening Day and its implications o'er at Sportsnet. i'm not sure i did. also: ease up on the metaphors, brah. sheesh. nothing upsets me more'n lazy writing: as with unpluck'd weeds among pansies, so shall hackneyed conceits overwhelm otherwise fine prose.


not much else to report this day, frankly, except with long-time heartbreaker Masahiro Tanaka on the mound, Toronto might need a favourable bounce or three despite the fact Aaron Sanchez has looked awfully good since returning to health this off-season. fingers crossed. toes, too.

Toronto Blue Jays
2B Devon Travis (R)
DH Josh Donaldson (R)
1B Justin Smoak (S)
LF C. Granderson (L)
3B Y. Solarte (S)
RF Randal Grichuk (R)
C Russell Martin (R)
CF Kevin Pillar (R)
SS Aledmys Diaz (R)

New York Yankees
CF Brett Gardner (L)
RF Aaron Judge (R)
DH G. Stanton (R)
SS Didi Gregorius (L)
C Gary Sanchez (R)
1B Neil Walker (S)
LF Billy McKinney (L)
3B Brandon Drury (R)
2B Tyler Wade (L)

This is your GAME THREAD: "It's Early!" Edition.