Keep the good times rolling! The jays are coming off a sweep of the miserable A’s and they’ll have an excellent opportunity to continue their unlikely climb up the standings against another not-so-good team, the L.A. Angels.
News and Scuttlebutt
Blue Jays Trade Tree: Revisiting Tulowitzki trade 730 days later
— Blue Jays Aggregator (@BlueJaysAggr) July 28, 2017
Time flies! The Blue Jays acquired Troy Tulowitzki two years ago today. Even though Tulo isn’t the player he once was, it was a where were you when? kind of moment for Jays fans and it represents the beginning of a massive shift in the organization’s direction. Anyways, Arden Zwelling wrote an interesting thing revisiting the Tulo trade that’s worth a read.
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) July 27, 2017
The Jays seem to be on their way to a Francisco Liriano trade. The Royals are the team interested, and while he isn’t going to net much — rumour is that they’re looking to re-acquire Rule 5 guy Glenn Sparkman — it’s better than nothing for an impending free agent.
— Blue Jays (@BlueJays) July 28, 2017
J.A. Happ: 4.13 ERA, 72 IP, 9.5 H9, 1.9 HR9, 2.4 BB9, 8.1 SO9
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
The #Angels look to get back in the win column tonight in Toronto.
— Angels (@Angels) July 28, 2017
Parker Bridwell: 3.09 ERA, 46 2/3 IP, 9.3 H9, 1.7 HR9, 2.3 BB9, 5.8 SO9
Who the hell is Parker Bridwell? Some guy with an ERA and record that look very good and underlying numbers that suggests it’s going to collapse sooner rather than later. He’s only striking out 5.8 batters per nine innings, which is never a good recipe for success.