Jun 17, 2014; Bronx, NY, USA; Toronto Blue Jays second baseman Munenori Kawasaki (66) heads to third on his triple during the ninth inning against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium. New York Yankees won 3-1. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

Blue Jays Beat Pre-Game Tweets – June 18, 2014


The Toronto Blue Jays take on the New York Yankees tonight at Yankee Stadium. Mark Buehrle (10-3, 2.28 ERA) faces off against Chase Whitley (2-0, 2.41 ERA) in a game where we should see lots of strikes (especially if the strike zone was anything like last night).

Instead of providing a full preview of tonight’s game because I’m lazy efficient I thought it might be more worthwhile to share some tweets from a few of the very talented Blue Jays beat writers. Make sure you follow them all on Twitter and also feel free to subscribe to my list of Blue Jays beat writers.

First, tonight’s Blue Jays lineup. Colby Rasmus returns from the DL and will play center field while batting eighth, Juan Francisco will bat sixth and is listed as tonight’s DH while Munenori Kawasaki will start for the second straight game at second base.

Brandon Morrow played catch yesterday and felt good according to Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.

Brett Cecil says he’s ready to go “if needed” according to Barry Davis of Sportsnet.

Adam Lind is doubtful for tonight’s game but will hopefully be able to return soon according to Brendan Kennedy of the Toronto Star.

Danny Knobler of ESPN New York shares that if Chase Whitley, who takes the mound tonight for the New York Yankees, goes without a walk tonight it would be the “longest single-season streak by a Yankee starter in the last 100 years.” In six starts for the Bombers, the young righty has been impressive.

Damn you, Kelly Johnson.

And just for good measure, here’s tonight’s Yankees lineup.

Enjoy the game!

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