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Game Threat: Angels (51-54) @ Blue Jays (48-56)

Just when things are looking up and we’re all feeling great about baseball again, this kind of shit has to happen. Welcome to 2017. Following a sweep of the lowly Athletics, the Jays now find themselves in a situation where they are trying to avoid a sweep themselves. With the trade deadline fast approaching this may also be our final look at a couple of guys in a Jays jersey.

News and Scuttlebutt

Today is Canada Baseball Day and the Jays are celebrating in style by handing out the red unis for free down at the dome. There might have been a few people there early to try to get their hands on one.

A big milestone for Martin himself today as well.

Unfortunately, in all of the Canada Baseball Day celebrations, the Jays got some bad news on Tulo’s MRI.

Today

TV: SNET

Radio: SN590

And now, the lineups…

Blue Jays

Cesar Valdez: 4.97 ERA, 25.1 IP, 9.9 H9, 1.8 HR9, 2.28 BB9, 6.4 SO9 

Cleveland

Jesse Chavez: 5.35 ERA, 109.1 IP, 9.6 H9, 2.0 HR9, 3.1 BB9, 7.1 SO9  

For those of you who remember our old friend Jesse Chavez, he’s really not that good. Having said that, neither of the first two starters in this series were exactly studs either, and if the trend of former Jays doing damage continues the outlook isn’t good. Oh well, the Jays have ValdACE on the mound, so they shouldn’t need much.