Friday, July 6, 2018

#87 - New York Villains (56-28) at Toronto Blue Jays (40-46)

Friday, July 6, 2018 | 7:07 pm
Rogers Centre | Toronto, ON
Sonny Gray (5-6, 5.44, 1.51) vs. Sam Gaviglio (2-2, 3.96, 1.20)


One New York team (the Yankees) comes into town just as another New York team (the Mets) leaves.  I hope each of the Mets farted into their assigned cubicle to leave a welcoming bon mot for the Yankees players.

It's a battle of the SGs as Sonny Gray faces Sam Gaviglio to kick off a three-game series at the Rogers Centre. 


No roster moves to report for the Jays.  On the Yankees' side of things, Gleyber Torres just went onto the DL with Tyler Wade coming up.

Some mid-season observations from Jayson Stark:

  • Wince is going to weep at this one - there have been zero starts this season where a starting pitcher went through the lineup four times (i.e. faced at least 36 batters).  The last time this was done was by a 44-year-old Bartolo Colon, last August.  In 2000, 55 pitchers did it.
  • Jacob deGrom is the unluckiest pitcher, ever.  In 10 of his 17 starts, he gave up one or zero runs.  The Mets are 3-7 in these ten starts.  No pitcher has ever had more than 7 one/zero run starts in a season that resulted in a team loss - and deGrom has already done it before the All-Star break.
  • Trivia:  Nolan Arenado is currently on pace to finish with his 3rd HR title and 6th Gold Glove.  Only three in MLB history have had at least 3 HR titles and 6 GGs.  Name them.


This is your "knock 'em off their high horses'" game thread.