Sunday, June 16, 2019

#71 - Toronto Blue Jays (25-45) at Houston Astros (48-23)

Sunday, June 16, 2019 | 2:10 pm ET
Minute Maid Park | Houston, Texas

Trent Thornton (1-5, 4.78, 1.41) vs. Brad Peacock (6-3, 3.42, 1.08)


The Blue Jays look to salvage the finale of a three-game mauling by the Astros after the latter opened with 15-2 and 7-2 wins.

Trent Thornton faces the organization that drafted him and then traded him to the Jays last off-season for Aledmys Diaz.  He'll face off against Brad Peacock who has gone 3-0, 4.79 in three starts (six appearances) against the Blue Jays.


Happy Father's Day to all dads out there!

Apparently Gary Woodland's caddie is a Jays fan... check this out:

No Blue Jays Father's Day post would be complete without a nod to John McDonald's stirring home run on Father's Day 2010 in his first plate appearance after bereavement leave for his father's death:
Video of McDonald's HR


A little father-son history for ya if you're wondering where the Guerreros and Biggios might fit in the long term. The Biggios are currently at 65.9 bWAR (Craig 65.5, Cavan 0.4) and the Guerreros are at 60.4 bWAR (Senior 59.4, Junior 1.0).  Here are the top 12 father-son duos by WAR in baseball history -- won't be long before both the Biggios and the Guerreros make the list:

What about the Bichettes, you ask?  Bo has a long, long way to go before he can pull him and his dad up onto the top 10 list -- Dante played 14 years but was only worth 5.7 bWAR.  I think it's safe to say that Bo will exceed that number rather easily, but can he compile 68+ to reach the top 12 (assuming both the Biggios and Guerreros eventually crack the top 10)?