|from Blue Jays Fans on Twitter. That looks a lot like Charlie, no?|
Wednesday, July 3, 2019 | 7:07 pm
Rogers Centre | Toronto, Ontario
Chris Sale (3-7, 3.82, 1.03) vs. Jacob Waguespack (0-0, 4.50, 1.00)
After a rough start by Trent Thornton that the offence couldn't come back from in last night's opener, the Blue Jays hope to get another solid appearance from a call-up in today's game to get back on the right track.
Jacob Waguespack is being reinstated from the injury list to start for the Jays after Sean Reid-Foley was forced into action in yesterday's game. He'll face Chris Sale, who is having a rough year, both overall and against the Jays (0-1, 8.00 in 2 starts this year), but has usually done well against in the Jays in his career, 7-4, 2.81 in 17 appearances (14 starts).
Breaking news: Perhaps it's not Waguespack tonight, after all... the Jays released a lineup that shows David Phelps starting tonight. Maybe they're saving Wags for tomorrow in case Stroman can't go, or Phelps is being used as an opener for Wags. *shrugs shoulders*
Just one roster move to announce with Waguespack being reinstated from the 10-day IL; Sean Reid-Foley has been optioned back to Buffalo to make room. Keep in mind that if Stroman can't make his next start with the left shoulder cramp injury, SRF can be recalled to take his spot as the Jays can take advantage of the all-star break to put Stroman on the IL and only miss one start.
Something to potentially watch for in the next few days?
Aaron Sanchez watch: Next start is Friday. Last day for #BlueJays to option him to minors is Sunday. Reaches five years service and gains right to reject any assignment Monday. (Five+ players hardly ever agree to be optioned - they generally either stay in majors or get DFA’d).— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 3, 2019
FROM THE WHAT-YA-WAITING-FOR, CALL-HIM-UP DEPT:
Bo Bichette hitting .338/.408/.515 (.923 OPS) with 8 SB at triple-A since returning from the injured list June 13 #BlueJays— Ben Nicholson-Smith (@bnicholsonsmith) July 3, 2019
FROM THE HOLY-SHIT MOTHER-OF-ALL-HOT-TAKES DEPT:
It's the 80th anniversary of a "Yankee publicity stunt" for a soft and washed up ballplayer on the day before his famous retirement speech. "Personally, I don't care what Gehrig has got."
Check this out and click on the 1939 article within the link - definitely worth the read, so many gems in there. I think I've found the guy who taught Skip Bayless the ropes on how to be a bloviating windbag.
It’s the 80th anniversary of a sportswriter calling Lou Gehrig soft and washed up: ‘Personally, I don’t care what Gehrig has got.' https://t.co/2KP8yrCfkj pic.twitter.com/4HkwVGRAMp— NY Daily News Sports (@NYDNSports) July 3, 2019