Blue Jays Morning Brew: Rowley, Bautista, Cole and more

TORONTO, ON - AUGUST 10: Jose Bautista
TORONTO, ON - AUGUST 10: Jose Bautista /

Your Toronto Blue Jays news and notes for Friday, August 12th that include an upcoming major league debut, a home run feat and a broken toe. See what I did there?

Rowley To Make MLB Debut

Chris Rowley will be promoted from the Triple-A to make his major league debut for the Blue Jays on Saturday versus Trevor Williams and the Pittsburgh Pirates. Ironically, I authored an article earlier today on how the Blue Jays need more Rowley and less Tepesch.

The 26-year old Rowley sports a 2.26 earned run average over 11 starts this season with the Bisons and New Hampshire Fisher Cats. In 106.1 innings of work Rowley has allowed 27 earned runs while striking out 90 and walking 24.

Nice to see the former Military man get the call after an impressive campaign thus far.

Bautista Blasts 36th Career Homer Versus Yankees

Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista blasted his 36 career home run versus the New York Yankees giving him the most by an active player in the majors. The solo shot off Chasen Shreve catapulted Joey Bats past Evan Longoria who has 35 while Orioles sluggers Chris Davis 29 and Adam Jones 23 round out the top four.

Not to diminish the feat as it’s a great attribute to perform well versus your division rivals, Bautista also sees a plethora of at bats in a season versus Yankees pitching and has for the past 10 years.

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Cole To The DL With Fractured Toe

Taylor Cole got roughed up a little during his major league debut two nights ago surrendering 4 runs on 6 hits in an inning of relief versus the Yankees. Cole apparently suffered the toe fracture on a comebacker during his inning of work. The Blue Jays recalled Chris Smith as a reinforcement out of the bullpen for John Gibbons and company.

If Cole can take something positive from his outing, it has to be the fact that Aaron Judge was his first strikeout victim of his major league career.

Guess Who’s Back

Marco Estrada was extremely effective once again shutting out the Yankees offence for 7 innings last night. This is the fourth consecutive outing where Marco has resembled the Marco of old. The soon to be free agent has only surrendered 6 runs in his last 4 outings while winning 3 of the contests.

Next: Blue Jays Injury Notes: Tulowitzki, Travis and Bradley Jones

No Bichette or Vladdy last night as Dunedin’s game was washed out by rain. This concludes another edition of your Morning Brew.