(FIRST EVER) Game Thread: Blue Jays (8-12) @ Orioles (11-8)


Apr 22, 2013; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Orioles third baseman

Manny Machado

(13) scores on a one-run RBI sac fly by

Chris Davis

(not shown) in the sixth inning as Toronto Blue Jays catcher

J.P. Arencibia

(9) cannot make the play at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. The Orioles defeated the Jays 2 – 1. Mandatory Credit: Joy R. Absalon-USA TODAY Sports

Well this is it. If the Blue Jays can’t pull out the win tonight the season is obviously over, I mean it’s already April 23! You can’t come back from a hole like this with only 141 games to go in the season, it’s just not possible. I mean R.A. Dickey has shown he’s a National League wonder (just ignore that last start please), and there’s no way he can survive in the AL, it’s just not going to happen.

Although….if the Jays do manage to pull out the win tonight, #2 starter Brandon Morrow is taking the mound tomorrow, and if they manage to win that WE’RE BACK IN IT.

You know what? I’ve changed my mind (this is my Game Thread I can do what I want), R.A Dickey is going to pitch a gem tonight, followed by a dominating performance from the ever likeable Brandon Morrow tomorrow. You know what? I’m feeling a sweep this weekend of the Yankees too, I’M A PREDICTION MACHINE.

Join me in the comments to bask in the glory of my clairvoyance (or rub in the fact that I’m dumb and the Jays are scuffling along again). Not reading this live? Well you can just send your rage at me by way of the Twitter machine (@travisb31)

News & Notes

The Laff man is back! So there’s that…this is sure to cause some grumbles about contending teams not needing to tinker with their rosters this much, but really, this is just another attempt by Alex Anthopolous to exploit the waiver wire to add a little depth. Much ado about not a whole lot.

Toronto Blue Jays

SS Munenori Kawasaki (L)
DH Adam Lind (L)
RF Jose Bautista (R)
1B Edwin Encarnacion (R)
LF Melky Cabrera (S)
3B Brett Lawrie (R)
CF Colby Rasmus (L)
2B Maicer Izturis (S)
C Henry Blanco (R)

R.A. Dickey RHP

Baltimore Orioles

LF Nate McLouth (L)
3B Manny Machado (R)
RF Nick Markakis (L)
CF Adam Jones (R)
1B Chris Davis (L)
C Matt Wieters (S)
SS J.J. Hardy (R)
2B Ryan Flaherty (L)
DH Nolan Reimold (R)

Miguel Gonzalez RHP

Things That Are Happening

I’ll be posting updates of what’s happening throughout the game below. Also if someone sends a tweet I deem to be funny  or pertinent enough to the conversation, I’ll embed it right in the post (because I can that’s why).