Tuesday, April 9, 2019
2:05pm @ the pinball machine, Massholia
Matt Shoemaker RHP (2-0 14 IP 0.00 ERA 0.50 WHIP 15K)
Chris Sale LHP (0-2 9IP 8.00 ERA 1.44 WHIP 5K)
2pm start on a Tuesday? There's 3, count 'em, 3 afternoon games in MLB today. WTF?
Who would have thought 10 days into the season the Jays and the Sux would have the same record? Yet here we are. Enjoy looking at those pitchers' lines. Neither one is going to remain where they are so lets enjoy the moment. Hopefully at the end of the season Cobbler's will still look pretty and Sale's will still look ghastly.
It's the Sux home opener, so we'll have to sit here and watch them get their rings and drone through 30 minutes of ceremonies before the game starts. Why is it we're always the opposition when teams get awarded their WS rings? And of course, they activated Rat-Face for this series. Greasy Clay is there too - he'll be making his first Jays start on Saturday.
However, it is a history-making day...
Get ready for a very cool moment... Charlie Montoyo and Alex Cora will exchange the lineups for the very first meeting of two @MLB managers from Puerto Rico. “The entire country is watching, Puerto Rico wins either way.” #bluejays pic.twitter.com/XctkmoicWl— Ben Wagner (@benwag247) April 9, 2019
"I believe Alex Cora is the guy...The way they play the game now, he was ready for that. And Charlie Montoyo is ready for that. So all the Latinos can get ready for that.” On Cora/Montoyo meeting's significance, opening doors & opportunity: https://t.co/9D34tukzjv #BlueJays— Shi Davidi (@ShiDavidi) April 8, 2019
Jays News:Nothing to see here:
Luke Maile was slated to catch Matt Shoemaker today but he also is fighting tightness in his neck. Montoyo hopeful he loosens up enough to be available if needed in game.— Shi Davidi (@ShiDavidi) April 9, 2019
For those who love their prospect porn:Emergency catcher is Richard Urena https://t.co/BRoxcGU9dr— Hazel Mae (@thehazelmae) April 9, 2019
Through the first five games of the season, our starting pitchers (Pearson, Castillo, Allgeyer, Dillon, Larkins) have combined for a 1.79 ERA, 0.87 WHIP, 27 Ks, and held opponents to a .211 batting average in 25.1 IP. pic.twitter.com/bL1ufzY92v— Dunedin Blue Jays (@DunedinBlueJays) April 9, 2019
New this year, @haydengodfreyy will be contributing to spotlighting the 2019 @LansingLugnuts season.— Jesse Goldberg-Strassler (@jgoldstrass) April 9, 2019
Today is his debut piece, previewing the Lugnuts' position players: https://t.co/gACSJXSIvk#LugLife 🔩
Cavan Biggio, five games into his MiLB season with @BuffaloBisons:— Scott MacArthur (@ScottyMacThinks) April 9, 2019
1.509 OPS; 2-HR; 1-3B; 5BB/2K#BlueJays #MLB
Oh look! It's the return of the product placement lineup!For the first time this season, we're shipping up to Boston! #LetsGoBlueJays pic.twitter.com/uArpbL1ATD— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) April 9, 2019
And in old friends news:
Congrats Drew and Andrew!Yes, exclusive! Meaning Birds All Day is moving behind the paywall. For our existing Patreon subscribers, watch your inboxes soon, as you’ll be offered a free year of the Athletic (or a free year’s extension if you’re already a subscriber) as a thank you for your support. ...1/x https://t.co/wQ3jX2ROiz— Andrew Stoeten (@AndrewStoeten) April 9, 2019