Wednesday, June 12, 2019

#67 - Toronto Blue Jays (23-43) at Baltimore Orioles (21-45)

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 | 7:05 pm
Oriole Park at Camden Yards | Baltimore, MD

Derek Law (0-1, 5.89, 1.58) vs. David Hess (1-8, 7.08, 1.51)


The Blue Jays opened a 3-game series against the Orioles last night in an epic battle of ineptitude, and the Jays 'won' by a 2-4 score.  Tonight, the two shit bird franchises face off again as the Jays are currently a mere two games ahead of the Orioles.

Derek Law gets the opener role tonight as the Jays look to get through the meat of the order before turning things over to Edwin Jackson.  The duo will go up against David Hess, who no-hit the Jays for 6.1 innings in his second start of the season -- and of course, that was his only win of the season as he's gone a dreadful 0-8, 8.20 ERA since then.  Watch him no-hit the Jays again, because y'know...


Roster moves afoot... Ken Giles has been placed on the injured list with an elbow inflammation, Clay Buchholz has been moved to the 60-day IL, and ... for a Canadian kid we have a ...

Romano will wear #68 with the Jays.

Tonight is Pride Night in Baltimore.


Today's one-time Blue Jay of the Day is ... Doyle Alexander!

Years as a Jay:  1983 - 1986
Stats as a Jay:  46-26, 3.56 ERA, 1.232 whip, 118 ERA+, 392 K in 750 IP (103 starts)

  • Drafted by the Dodgers in the 9th round of the 1968 draft
  • 194-174, 3.76 for his career
  • Broke into the bigs in 1971 as a 20-year-old with the Dodgers
  • Traded to the Orioles during the following off-season along with 3 others for Frank Robinson
  • Traded to the Yankees in 1976 and helped them win the division, started and lost Game 1 of the World Series against the Reds
  • After a few inconsistent seasons with the Rangers, Braves, Giants and Yankees, he was traded to the Blue Jays during the 1983 season
  • 1984 was his best season as a Jay, going 17-6, 3.13
  • Won 17 games again the next season, including the division-clinching game that gave the Jays their first-ever post-season berth
  • When Alexander negotiated his contract with the Blue Jays, the team refused to pay him if he injured himself while hunting. Toronto lawyer Gord Kirke worked out a compromise where Alexander would collect money while hurt, "only if he was following all hunting regulations and wearing an orange hunting jacket".
  • A slow start in 1986 resulted in a trade to the Braves, who then traded him to the Tigers the following season, when he went 9-0, 1.53 ERA, including a win over the Jays in the fifth of their 7-game losing streak to wrap up the season
  • He would pitch for the Tigers for two more seasons before retiring at age 39


This is your "out-lose, out-error, out-stink" game threat.