Hi everyone. Wow, was that a fun game yesterday. Some small items of news:
Great day for the Las Vegas 51s yesterday - so great for two particular players that it can't wait for the next minor-league update. Fabio Castro hasn't let the PCL bother him in the slightest - he had another shutdown outing yesterday with 6 scoreless innings in which he gave up just 3 singles and a walk (striking out 2), earning the win. Davis Romero pitched reasonably well too, in picking up the 3-inning save (one of those crazy little baseball rules I love). At the plate, J.P. Arencibia wielded the big bat, going 4-5 with a double, a home run, and 3 RsBI.
Casey Janssen will make a rehab start for New Hampshire on Tuesday . You have to figure that as long as things go well, this'll be Casey's last rehab start - he has been lights-out in his prior 3 but with the rotation so sturdy, there's been little reason to rush him back. Ricky Romero will follow Janssen with a rehab start on Wednesday.
Brett Cecil grew up a Yankee fan. Since he's cluing us in now instead of after signing a big free agent deal with the Yankees, for him it's probably actually true.
Big props to Richard Griffin for the best piece of Jays-related writing I've read recently - this excellent article on Scott Rolen. I won't say I agree with every sentence in the article, but it was well-written, thoughtful, and informative.
Brian Tallet has been moved up so as to be scheduled to start against Andy Pettitte and the Yankees on Thursday. Makes sense, with the off-day and all.