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Game #27 GameThread: Rangers @ Jays

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The first of 4 at home with the Rangers. There are couple of bits of Blue Jays new:

  • Josh Donaldson wins the Honda Blue Jays Player of the Month. J.A. Happ and Aaron Sanchez also got votes.
  • Down in Lansing, Sean Reid-Foley went on the 7-day DL. No word on why, but it doesn't sound like anything serious. Actually sounds like innings management.
  • If you missed it, the Dallas News has a story on Game 5 from the Rangers side. Talks to Elvis Andrus about the error and there is this:
The crowd is throwing things again, though this time in celebration rather than frustration. Encarnacion steps away from the batter's box, raises his hands asking for a cessation. Dyson comes in from the mound. He hadn't seen the bat toss in real time -- he knew the ball was gone and already turned his back -- but did see it in replay on the scoreboard.
"Tell him not to do that ever again," he tells Encarnacion of Bautista.

The Blue Jays rush the field. The Rangers join them.

"It's not the first time he's done that," Dyson says now. "Obviously, I didn't like it. Everybody stares people down. I stare people down. But I'm not going to throw my glove up in the air; why is he going to throw his bat in the air?"

Just so I have this straight....Dyson didn't see the bat flip, but is still man that he's being shown up? You would think, having just lost the series for his team, Dyson would have other things on his mind. I thought the team was the important thing for the 'no fun police'.

Ranger manager Jeff Bannister said it best:

Do I think it's the grandest moment in baseball history? Absolutely not. But would we feel any better if he laid the bat down and just run the bases?"

The answer, of course, is no.


Today's Lineups

TEXAS RANGERS TORONTO BLUE JAYS
Rougned Odor - 2B Michael Saunders - LF
Nomar Mazara - RF Josh Donaldson - 3B
Adrian Beltre - 3B Jose Bautista - RF
Prince Fielder - 1B Edwin Encarnacion - DH
Ian Desmond - LF Troy Tulowitzki - SS
Mitch Moreland - DH Justin Smoak - 1B
Elvis Andrus - SS Ryan Goins - 2B
Brett Nicholas - C Kevin Pillar - CF
Delino DeShields Jr. - CF Josh Thole - C
A.J. Griffin - RHP R.A. Dickey - RHP

GO JAYS GO!

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