Blue Jays Morning Brew: Stroman, Guerrero, Pillar and more

CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 20: Kevin Pillar
CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 20: Kevin Pillar /

Your Toronto Blue Jays news and notes for Monday, August 21st includes the Blue Jays debut of Brett Anderson, Vlad the Impaler Jr. continues to rake, Superman tries to run through a brick wall at Wrigley and Stroman channels his inner Bautista.

Anderson Makes Debut With Herd

Brett Anderson made his Buffalo Bisons debut on Saturday pitching four innings of 3-hit ball versus Gwinnett. Anderson would surrender only one-run but still ended up taking the loss as the Bisons were unable to generate any offense losing the contest 1-0.

The 29-year old southpaw had battled injuries for much of this season but Anderson has a proven track record at the major league level and definitely provides organizational depth for the depleted rotation. Anderson took to social media to offer his thoughts on his first start with Buffalo.

Vlad The Impaler Jr. Is Surging

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has three games in a row this week in which the young slugger dialed long distance for Dunedin. In his last 10 games, Vladdy is hitting .417 with 15 hits, 6 bases on balls and 3 round trippers. The 18-year old is now slashing .336/.456/.492 in his first 36 games at High-A ball.

His teammate Bo Bichette was named the Midwest League MVP and Prospect of the Year earlier in the week as the dynamic duo continue to take the baseball world by storm.

Pillar Tries To Run Through Brick Wall At Wrigley

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Kevin Pillar was up to his usual tricks at Wrigley yesterday as the human highlight reel made a leaping catch crashing into the brick outfield wall. The Blue Jays tweeted the catch saying Pillar would literally run through a wall to make a catch.

Pillar’s wife Amanda responded to the tweet confirming that her hubby would run through a wall. Just another clip to add to Pillar’s ever growing web gem compilation.

Bautista Clone In The Making

Marcus Stroman channeled his inner Jose Bautista as the hurler copied Joey Bats every move during warm-ups. I am not sure how anyone can criticize Stroman, the kid is a beauty. Don’t ever change Marcus.

Next: Blue Jays: Did Sanchez take a jab at Stroman on social media?

That concludes another edition of the Morning Brew, stay tuned as the Blue Jays begin another series with the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday.