Surprise, the Jays made a roster move before today’s game:
- Anthony Kay returns to the active roster.
- TJ Zeuch gets optioned back to Buffalo (from Buffalo)
Personally, I think it is time to bring Hatch and Pearson up. I know they want them to be starters, and likely it is smart to have a starter at hand in case something gets injured. But, we need some power arms in the pen. Murphy is a good start, but getting Hatch and Pearson in there would, hopefully, make the pen that much better.
Both could do the three-inning save thing if they were up.
George Springer is getting a day off, back at it tomorrow and likely Sunday and then, hopefully, it will be time to bring him up. I’d imagine he’ll be doing 2 days in CF and one at DH for a little bit after he comes up.
Shohei Ohtani has said he wants to be part of the home run derby. Him against Vlad would make for a fun show.
Tonight’s lineup. Panik at DH is.......interesting. I’d by far rather Rowdy in that spot. Or for that matter, Hoying.