I said this already in the series preview, but here’s the game plan: Let’s give Edwin a nice standing ovation, then strike him out four times, and make a fool out of Cleveland jackass Trevor Bauer.
News and Scuttlebutt
— Blue Jays Nation (@thejaysnation) May 8, 2017
The big news today is that Russell Martin joined the Blue Jays’ merry band of broken baseball players on the disabled list. Apparently Russ has a sore left shoulder. Coming up in his place is Mike Ohlman, and in a corresponding roster move, Casey Lawrence has been designated for assignment. Click the link above to read about all of it.
Remember the good times. pic.twitter.com/DjzDUqjvT5
— Tulo's Eye Black (@kjo19) May 8, 2017
Oh god. Goddamit. Fuck. This is going to suck.
And now, the lineups…
— Daily Dugout (@DailyDugout) May 8, 2017
Marcus Stroman: 39 1/3 IP, 3.89 ERA, 9.8 H9, 0.9 HR9, 2.3 BB9, 6.9 SO9
— #VoteTribe 5x a day (@Indians) May 8, 2017
Trevor Bauer: 27 IP, 7.67 ERA, 10.3 H9, 2.0 HR9, 4.o BB9, 10.3 SO9
Trevor Bauer has been about as good at being a terrible pitcher this year as he is at being a huge fuckin’ tool. Now that’s impressive! He’s walking everyone, allowing a lot of contact, and even though he’s racking up the strikeouts, he’s got a fancy 7.67 earned run average to his name. Woof. Marcus Stroman, on the other hand, has been excellent. He left last week’s outing in New York due to an arm injury, so hopefully that doesn’t flare up again, because this team straight up can’t take another man down.