Tuesday, May 28, 2019

#55 - Toronto Blue Jays (21-33) at Tampa Bay Rays (32-19)

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 | 7:10 pm
House of Horrors | Tampa, Florida

Clayton Richard (0-0, 2.25, 1.00) vs. Ryne Stanek (0-1, 3.18, 1.06)


Just as the game started to appear within reach of the Blue Jays in yesterday's series opener, the Rays yanked back the $20 on a string and the game got out of control in the end.  Today, the Jays look to avoid getting stringed along and even up the series.

Clayton Richard had a decent first start last week and looks to build upon that with, hopefully, a longer outing as he takes the ball for the Jays tonight.  His counterpart, Ryne Stanek, is opening the game for the Rays for about the 897th time in the past two years (or so it seems).


Heads up.  Next week, I'm away in London for a week, Sunday the 2nd to Sunday the 9th, so just line up on your left to sign up to do game threads while I'm away.  *tips hat*

Nice of the Rays to recognize Charlie Montoyo for his time spent in Tampa:


Today's one-time Blue Jay of the Day is ... Tom Underwood!

Years as a Jay:  1978-1979
Stats as a Jay:  15-30, 3.88 ERA, 1.403 WHIP, 266 K in 424.2 innings pitched (62 starts)

  • Drafted by the Phillies in the 2nd round in 1972, debuted with the team in 1974
  • Helped the Phillies win a division title in 1976
  • Traded to St. Louis midway through the 1977 season along with Rick Bosetti (heyo) and Dane Iorg (Garth's brother) for Bake McBride (great afro) and some other guy
  • Traded to the Blue Jays after the 1977 season ended along with Victor Cruz in exchange for Pete Vuckovich and John Scott
  • Named outstanding pitcher for the Blue Jays in 1978
  • After his time with the Jays, Underwood also pitched for the Yankees, A's and Orioles
  • Younger brother Pat also pitched in the majors for the Tigers
  • Passed away in 2010 from pancreatic cancer


This is your "just beat them, you assholes" game threat.