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Toronto Blue Jays v Kansas City Royals
Hustle from Russell
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Yesterday’s win was hard fought and well earned. Kevin Pillar hit a timely 2 run homer in the 8th and Danny Jansen AKA DJ pumped up the volume with his first MLB home run. And it was LEGIT (as the kids say):

Talking of Jansen, he is already showing signs of being a complete catcher.

Trade titbits

Curtis Granderson has reportedly cleared revocable trade waivers, meaning he is eligible to be traded to any team. Granderson has posted a .234/.333/.414 batting line with 10 home runs through 94 games with the Blue Jays this season. It seems likely we may not see his lovely presence too much longer in Toronto ,as he will draw some interest.

Talking of trades, three weeks after trading reliever Seung Hwan Oh to the Rockies, the Jays completed the deal by getting right-handed relief prospect Brian Baker. he main pieces in the deal were first base prospect Chad Spanberger and second baseman Forrest Wall.

Baker, who was an 11th-round pick by the Rockies in 2016, was with class-A Lancaster of the California League, where he recorded one save and had a 3.80 earned run average.

Its all getting rowdy at Buffalo

Rowdy Tellez blasted two of the six home runs hit by the Bisons as they opened an whole can of whoop ass in their 14-5 win over Charlotte. He had a two-run homer in the third inning and then added a solo shot in the eighth. He also doubled in the contest to finish 3-for-5 with three RBIs and three runs. Tellez’s second two-homer performance of the season pushed his season total to 13 homers through 100 games, during which he’s slashed .274/.343/.444.

The Herd had 18 hits of which 11 went for extra bases. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. was just 1-4 with a walk. Former MLB imposter Mike Hauschild allowed two runs in five innings of work with a pair of strikeouts in his Bisons debut.

Sad kitties

The FisherCats’ Gunnar Heidt had three of New Hampshire’s 11 hits but the Fisher Cats (fell 5-0 to Altoona, (I thought cats feasted on Toona?) Jordan Romano (L, 10-7) allowed eight hits and four runs, three earned.

I like this guy

In case you have been living under a rock, Ronald Acuna Jr. is really incredible at the moment.

The Braves rookie has hit lead off homers in 3 straight games, homers in 5 in a row and 8 homers in 8 games. During the 24 games since the All Star break, Acuna has batted .358, struck out once every 3.8 at-bats and tallied 12 home runs, eight of which have been hit in a span of 34 at-bats dating back to last Wednesday.

I can’t stand this guy

The cockwomble that is Yasiel Puig proves yet again that his ego far outweighs his baseball talent as he picks a fight with Nick Hundley of the Giants. Im shocked, SHOCKED I TELL YOU, that Puig would pick a fight. And with the Giants too. I mean its not like he has done it before....

Anyway, have a wonderful Wednesday. Lets get another win today for Chips.