I had been hoping that Bo Bichette would be activated today, but he isn’t in the lineup.
Speaking of the lineup, Cavan Biggio plays in right field. Jonathan Villar is DH, not thrilled about that, but then I’m not a fan of his defense. No Fisher today.
It will be a tough go against Jacob deGrom.
|Brandon Nimmo - CF||Cavan Biggio - RF|
|Michael Conforto - RF||Randal Grichuk - CF|
|J.D. Davis - 3B||Travis Shaw - 3B|
|Dominic Smith - 1B||Vladimir Guerrero - 1B|
|Robinson Cano - 2B||Lourdes Gurriel - LF|
|Pete Alonso - DH||Jonathan Villar - DH|
|Jeff McNeil - LF||Joe Panik - 2B|
|Andres Gimenez - SS||Danny Jansen - C|
|Wilson Ramos - C||Santiago Espinal - SS|
|Jacob deGrom - RHP||Chase Anderson - RHP|
The Blue Jays have released Jake Petricka and added Orelvis Martinez to the 60-man group. Petricka pitched in 41 games for us in 2018. Last year he got into 6 games with the Brewers. Career he’s pitched in 228 games with a 3.96 ERA. After watching the Red Sox last weekend I’d expect they would want to talk to Jake.
I can’t imagine there is any chance, short of a pandemic wiping out the entire active roster, that we would see Martinez (and what’s the chance of that happening?). But having him at the alternate camp will allow him to so some hands on instruction.
This is nice to hear, but what interested me was that Josh Towers is a pitching coach now. Glad to see it.
NYM Minor League Pitching Coach Josh Towers told Baseball Central that Simeon Woods Richardson has the best stuff he's ever seen. Called his fastball 'elite', says SWR has 'probably the best changeup he's ever seen.' He also raved about SWR's curveball. #BlueJays— Alex Seixeiro (@alexfan590) September 11, 2020
There area few injury updates:
- They hope Rowdy will be back for the playoffs, I’m not as hopeful.
- Teoscar Hernandez has a mild oblique strain and is recovering exceptionally well. He might be back soon.
- Ken Giles could be back this weekend.
- Bichette is still day to day.He’s playing in Rochester again.
This would be the first time in MLB history (going back to at least 1901) that a team has started nine LHB in the same game https://t.co/XGWdal9vVN— Andrew Simon (@AndrewSimonMLB) September 11, 2020
He means all full time left-handed batters, there has been times when a lineup has been all lefties or switch hitters.
19 years since the World Trade Center buildings came down. A lot has happened since then, but it still seems like it just happened.
I had hoped the lesson to come from it would be that we shouldn’t hate so much, but it doesn’t seem to happened.