Saturday, July 6, 2019 | 3:07 pm
Rogers Centre | Toronto, Ontario
Andrew Cashner (8-3, 4.03, 1.25) vs. Clayton Richard (1-4, 6.51, 1.63)
Kawhi has moved on to the Los Angeles Clippers along with Paul George. So... what we gonna do? Oh yeah, there's a ballgame today with the Blue Jays taking on the Orioles in game two of a three-game set, which should definitely take the sting out of losing Kawhi.
Clayton Richard looks to carry the momentum of his first Blue Jays win from his last start into today's afternoon matchup against Andrew Cashner, who is somehow 8-3 for a team that is 35 games under .500 going into the All-Star break.
Hey, Blue Jays pitchers? Chris Davis should never, ever, get 3 RBIs off any pitching staff. Don't do it again.
Best wishes for a speedy recovery to Carlos 'Cookie' Carrasco, who has been diagnosed with leukemia.
Think our bullpen's been bad? Check this out: the Mets' bullpen has given up 51 ER in 49.1 innings for a 9.30 ERA during Jacob deGrom's starts this season. He really should sue for non-support over the past year-and-half.
YOUR DAILY AFFIRMATION OF MIKE TROUT'S GREATNESS:
From Jayson Stark: "...barring some crazy development, Trout is on his way (while he’s still just 27!), to his seventh top-two MVP finish. Only Stan Musial, Albert Pujols and Barry Bonds (nine) have ever had that many — and none of them did it by their age-27 season.
Trout is also on his way to leading AL position players in Wins Above Replacement for the sixth time. In the past 60 years, only Willie Mays, Bonds, Pujols and A-Rod have done that. And he’s on pace for his fourth 10-win (or better) season, as calculated by Baseball Reference. Just Mays, Ruth and Rogers Hornsby have ever done that. Over their entire careers. Not by age 27.
Imagine leading your league in OPS+ five years in a row. Only Ruth, Hornsby, Bonds, Ty Cobb, Mickey Mantle and Mike Schmidt have ever pulled that off. But Trout is on pace to do that, too.
And this would be his fourth consecutive season leading the AL in on-base percentage. The only guys since 1900 who have ever done that in either league? Oh, just Hornsby, Lou Gehrig, Ted Williams, Wade Boggs, Bonds and Joey Votto."