Tuesday, August 28, 2018

#132 - Toronto Blue Jays (60-71) at Baltimore Orioles (38-94)

Yeah, yeah... laugh it up, Buck.  Your team is still 56 games under .500

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 | 7:05 pm
Oriole Park at Camden Yards | Baltimore, MD
Thomas Pannone (1-0, 1.59, 0.62) vs. Josh Rogers (MLB debut)


The Blue Jays were blanked 7-0 in the opener of this series, a loss that was overshadowed by Kendrys Morales' quest for a HR in 8 straight games.  Morales was unable to do it but gave it the ol' college try, despite not getting very many pitches to hit from Oriole pitchers all night.

Or maybe we could blame these guys for jinxing Morales?

Tonight, Thomas Pannone makes his second start.  According to Elias Sports Bureau, Pannone is only the fifth pitcher ever to give up one or fewer hits and two or fewer walks in at least 7 shutout innings in a debut as a starter.

Pannone goes up against Josh Rogers, who is making his MLB debut.  Rogers was part of the package in the Britton trade with the Yankees.  NO HITTER ALERT!


Well, it was fun while it lasted for Kendrys, huh?  Let's start a new HR streak.

Josh Donaldson is starting a rehab assignment tonight for Dunedin (Class A).  There's three days left before the trade deadline and apparently he can't be placed on waivers until he actually plays in a game (rehab or in the bigs), so playing tonight will allow for two days of waivers and then one day to complete a trade if there's a deal to be made out there.

Congrats to Murphy Brown Smith on making it up to the bigs!

Remember the "Punchup in Piestany" from the 1987 World Juniors that caused both Canada and Russia to be expelled from the tournament?  This is the arena in Piestany, Slovakia.
These players were all wearing the Slovak national team uniform.  Hmmm.  I didn't get a good look at the players as I wasn't supposed to be able to get into the arena.


This is your "It's the LOLs... just beat them already" game thread.