Thursday, September 5, 2019

#141 - Toronto Blue Jays (55-85) at Tampa Bay Rays (82-59)

Trivia:  In a 2018 post-game interview, which Blue Jay called Tropicana Field "a House of Horrors" for the team?

Thursday, September 5, 2019 | 7:10 pm
House of Horrors | St. Petersburg, Florida

Trent Thornton (4-9, 5.34, 1.50) vs. Austin Pruitt (2-0, 4.78, 1.27)


The Blue Jays' march to mediocrity continues as they're in the midst of a 35-game closing stretch where 26 of the games are against post-season contenders.  So far, they've gone 2-8 and things don't get easier with two series against Tampa, two against the Yankees (2) and one vs. Boston.

The fight for a 2020 rotation spot is on the agenda for Trent Thornton as he takes the ball tonight, going up against Austin Pruitt of the Rays.  Pruitt is making his second start of the season after coming out of the bullpen his first ten appearances.


Roster moves:  Brock Stewart and Justin Shafer have been called up from the Bisons to reinforce (uh huh) the Jays' bullpen.

Nice comment from T.J. Zeuch after his debut:

A reminder that tonight's game is aired only on YouTube:


The Jays need to go 7-15 or worse in order to finish with 100 or more losses, which should send Oakville into an apoplectic fit.


Aaron Sanchez is out for the season with a shoulder blister (h/t to Space Coyote) and Kevin Pillar crushed a 440-foot dinger.  For more deets and discussion on these happenings, check out the previous thread.  Yes, I'm lazy that way.

Oh, wait... not completely lazy after all.  Link here: Ian Hunter of BlueJaysNation revisits the Pillar deal


This is your "clock's ticking on the 2019 season" game threat.