Yesterday saw the Battery of the Future take the field against the terrible team that is currently called the Royals.
Sean Red-Foley was semi effective/solid but Danny Jansen singled, line drive to left field, in his first MLB at bat and went 2 for 3, with a strikeout and an infield single. He also threw out a runner.
Rusell Martin was good at third. Better than Solarte, which isn’t hard. I know arthritic tortoises that are more nimble.
But the score was 3-1 to the Royals.
THE KANSAS CITY ROYALS.
WHO ARE 36-82.
That’s a .305 win percentage.
Yeah they beat us...
Tom’s recap is here.
Talking of Russell, looks like we will be seeing a whole lot more from him there. Which is fine by me. He plays it well and also has a strong beard game, which is very important.
Remember that awsome guy that use to play there though? What was his name? Oh yeah Josh Donaldson. The same Josh Donaldson that is no longer part of the Blue Jays future.
With the various injuries, starting pitching Bingo and some rookies joining, Arden Zwelling says its hard to know whether the Jays are going though a transition or a rebuild.
Baseball is bad for your health
Baseball can be bad for your health if you get too stressed as a fan, but consider the number of players at the moment with worrying problems:
In some very serious news Cleveland’s Leonys Martin recently went on the 10 Day DL. Its now been revealed that he is fighting a serious bacterial infection. Martin is said to have faced a life-threatening situation involving “multiple organs.” Fortunately, it seems his treatment at the Cleveland Clinic has been proceeding well. Indications are that the 30-year-old’s outlook is good but he faces a long road back to full health. It seems unlikely he will play again this year.
Not only did Dodgers pitcher Kenley Jansen call 911 to report an irregular heartbeat last week, but he required required doctors in Denver to use an electrical shock in order to get his heart back into rhythm.
Its also Kenley’s colleagues that are falling over too:
Brian Dozier left yesterday’s game against the Giants in the late innings because of dizziness and manager Dave Roberts said an EKG test to detect cardiac rhythms revealed “abnormalities.” Dozier will undergo more testing.
And former Jay John Axford has a break in the tip of his fibula after getting hit with a comebacker Sunday at Colorado and could be out of action for three weeks. No word on how injured the ball was.
Billy boosts Buffalo
Billy McKinney broke out of a recent slump with his first multihit game since July 31. In the Herd’s 8-7 win over Charlotte, McKinney finished 2-for-4 with three RBIs. Both of McKinney’s hits went for extra bases as he hit his 14th homer and seventh triple of the season. Justin Shafer recorded a 2 inning save.
Plays of the day
This hustle from Russell
.@russellmartin55 is one phenomenal athlete. pic.twitter.com/vmR3OYpHU8— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) August 14, 2018
and don’t run on Danny!
Memo to @MLB players: #DontRunOnDanny pic.twitter.com/fWNsf2Tgbk— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) August 14, 2018
Have a great Tuesday! Remember #LetsGetSomeRunsForRyan