Game Threat: Jays (19-20) vs. Rays (16-19)

Jays-Rangers Aftermath
Photo Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Hey… it’s… uh… the Rays.

I dunno. I’m mostly just here for some scuttlebutt. Let’s maybe win a game, though, eh??

Scuttlebutt

“Given the circumstances, I felt like he was owed one. And I was going out there to get him,” says Kevin Pillar of his actions after Rougned Odor’s punch to Jose Bautista’s jaw on Sunday, according to a tweet from Arden Zwelling. Hmmm…

Scott MacArthur tweets that it’s expected any suspensions from the argle-bargle in Arlington will be announced tomorrow.

The Jays have claimed living, breathing “Plan the Paredes” joke, Jimmy Paredes, on waivers from Baltimore. He’s a versatile guy — in 2015 he spent time in the big leagues, at third base, second base, and in both corner outfield spots — so… OK? I imagine this means Andy Burns goes back to Buffalo, then? The Jays had room on their 40-man roster, so they didn’t need to make a reciprocal move in that respect, at least.

Marcus Stroman serving unsuspecting customers in a Best Buy? Marcus Stroman serving unsuspecting customers in a Best Buy.

Brandon Morrow: hero.

More on Rougie Odor’s history of violence is here at Blue Jays From Away.

#JoseTheBest

TV: Sportsnet

Next Game(s): Tomorrow, vs. Rays, 7:07 PM ET
And now, the lineups…

Toronto Blue Jays

Kevin Pillar(R) CF
Josh Donaldson(R) 3B
Jose Bautista(R) RF
Edwin Encarnacion(R) DH
Justin Smoak(S) 1B
Troy Tulowitzki(R) SS
Michael Saunders(L) LF
Russell Martin(R) C
Darwin Barney(R) 2B
J.A. Happ LHP

Tampa Bay Rays

Brandon Guyer(R) DH
Taylor Motter(R) SS
Evan Longoria(R) 3B
Steve Pearce(R) 1B
Steven Souza(R) RF
Desmond Jennings(R) LF
Curt Casali(R) C
Kevin Kiermaier(L) CF
Tim Beckham(R) 2B
Drew Smyly LHP

  • Manny Lee's Butler

    We’re now at the magical 40 game mark. The issues of the team are obvious so no need for a 1000 word essay here. Aside from the thumping the Rays put on us, I’d hope the melee from Texas is the spark to use to get these guys going.