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Morning tidbits on Morales, Tulowitzki and Pablo Sanchez

MLB: Philadelphia Phillies at Toronto Blue Jays Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports

All eyes will be on Kendrys Morales tonight as he goes for his 8th straight game with a homer. The good news is the Jays are playing the Baltimore Orioles, and the better news is Kendrys hit a homer off tonight’s starter, David Hess, just last week.

It took until this weekend, but the official MLB accounts are starting to recognize Morales’ record breaking feat. If he doesn’t earn player of the week, I will be very mad online.

This gif is pretty darn cool. Check out the crowd.

On the topic of very good baseball things, Blue Jays’ top prospect Bo Bichette shared a video on Instagram of the Fisher Cats’ playoff clinching celebration:

I’m in there somewhere, splashing people with water... #playoffsagain #taste

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I can’t wait to see Bo’s video of the Fisher Cats’ championship winning celebration.

Lansing Lugnuts’ broadcaster and Around the Nest host Jesse Goldberg-Strassler posted a photo of this unfortunate foul ball victim:

Poor Pablo. He never saw that baseball coming.

If you’re looking for a Big Read to easy into your Monday workday, Sportsnet has one up on Pat Borders.

Also at Sportsnet, more from Troy Tulowitzki’s time with the press yesterday. One thing I noticed when I read this, is the pride Tulowitzki takes in the things he contributes to the team that we don’t often see:

“If someone’s better than me, I’ll pack my bags and go home. I do think I bring a lot more out there than what you guys see and that’s part of baseball. There’s things behind the scenes that go on. There’s things I try to help teammates with. I think I do bring a veteran leadership, so those things shouldn’t go unnoticed.”

Many of the Blue Jays young infielders, namely Guerrero Jr, Bichette, Drury, Biggio, and Gurriel Jr couldn’t ask for a better mentor than someone like Troy Tulowitzki. How he figures to be worked into that mix alongside with Travis, Solarte and Diaz will be something to keep an eye on.

For now, I will leave you with this mini stat blast on tonight’s opponent:

Happy Monday!