Today in Blue Jay History: 1998: In the Blue Jays' 2 - 1 victory over the Tigers, Detroit pinch-hitter Bobby Higginson homers with two outs off Blue Jay Roy Halladay to spoil the rookie's bid for a no-hitter. Halladay comes within one out of allowing no hits in only his second major league start.
#Brewers have acquired C Yorvit Torrealba @Yorvit08 (59g .233 4hr 14rbi) from Toronto for cash. He will be in uniform tomorrow wearing #3.
Not only will the Blue Jays no longer permit Yunel Escobar to write messages on his eye-black, it appears the black patches will soon be considered equipment and fall under Major League Baseball rules preventing any markings whatsoever, said GM Alex Anthopoulos.
Farrell expects to meet Fri w Escobar before SS returns from ban. Says not first time they've met to talk. Other times for "baseball things"
Lineup: Davis 9 Rasmus 8 Lawrie 5 Lind dh Arencibia 2 Johnson 4 Gomes 3 Hechavarria 6 Gose 7 Romero
On this day in Blue Jay History: The Orioles forfeit to the Blue Jays when manager Earl Weaver pulls his team off the field in the 5th inning citing a hazardous condition - a small tarpaulin held down by bricks on the bullpen mound. The Jays are ahead 4 - 0 when the forfeit is called. The O's will end the season tied with the Red Sox at 97-64.
Lineup: Davis 7 Lawrie 5 Encaranacion dh Lind 3 Escobar 6 Johnson 4 Torrealba 2 Sierra 9 Gose 8 Villanueva
Farrell had a brief chat with Lawrie at his locker. Then Lawrie faced the media and denied he made a mistake.