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MLB: Toronto Blue Jays at Cleveland Indians
Have you guys seen our bats? We appear to have lost them all
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Yesterday’s game was just, well, a whole range of bad feelings and bad words. Nothing really more to say except move on to the next game and hope the bats thaw out from their ice age glacial slumber.

One thing that was clear was that Trevor Bauer and Co. exposed the Jays’ aversion to the breaking ball

And while our batters aren’t hitting, at least the Jays starters are performing. They have allowed two earned runs or fewer in seven of eight starts this season. That’s tied with Oakland for the most this season. #positives

Minor League news

Vlad watch update!

Cavan Biggio went 3-for-4, HR, 2 RBI as part of his AAA Buffalo Bisons debut. What’s more, his homer was off two-time MLB All-Star Gio Gonzalez.

Biggio is coming off a strong 2018 campaign, during which he led the Eastern League with 26 homers.

Bo Bichette walked, scored a run, and drove in another on his Bisons debut as the Herd trampled on the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders 8-3.

Jacob Waguespack also impressed, allowing just one run on six hits in six innings of work and struck out eight.

At AA the New Hampshire Fisher Cats, defending champions in the Eastern League, opened the 2019 season at home with a 5-2 loss to the Binghamton Rumble Ponies.

Patrick Murphy (0-1) took the loss, allowing two earned runs in four innings. He struck out five, but walked three. Tayler Saucedo then worked three shutout innings in relief of Murphy.


In case you missed this simply outrageous umpshow: MLB umpire Ron Kulpa getting into it with the Astros the other day.

And here is a blow by blow account:

I mean its not Kulpa has behaved like this before... oh wait, he has multiple times.

Davis hitting new depths

Chris Davis of the OrioLOLes hit a career-worst .168 last season in 470 at-bats. His power numbers fell off a cliff with just 16 home runs and a .539 OPS. Surely he couldn’t sink any further?

Answer: yes he can.

He is off to an 0-for-17 start with 11 strikeouts and four walks through 21 plate appearances, including three punchouts in the Orioles home opener. The fans ain’t impressed...

Why even bother?

Ramon Laureano is at it again. He now has 12 outfield assists in just 57 MLB games.

Show ‘em the curve!

And to end

Ranking MLB’s 10 most prematurely hyped players entering 2019