Josh Donaldson continues to tear the cover off the baseball, and if Chris Archer didn’t realize, now he most certainly knows.
The Bringer of Rain would take him deep twice as he began the day with another 1st-inning long fly Thursday afternoon in front of over 46,000 fans who mailed it in from work early. JD would go on to hit another Home Run in the 5th inning, to reach 20 on the season. Not bad for a guy who has missed a considerable amount of time this season.
Hey Shatkins, sign the fucking guy already. Vladdy Jr. can play second in a couple of years, worry about that kind of shit when it’s a current issue.
Chris ‘Don’t call me Forrest Gump’ Rowley made his second career MLB start and battled control problems the entire five plus he pitched, but he was able to get out of jams when he needed to. The military veteran showed well his second turn around and looked like he will be an option down the stretch.
His motion and arm action are comparable to Shaun Marcum, who had a decent but short run with the Blue Jays a few years ago. Bet you haven’t heard that name in awhile.
After Dominic Leone gave up the lead in the top of the 8th inning, Justin Smoak would hit a dinger off of Tommy Hunter to give the Jays a 5-3 lead.
Justin Smoak, everyone, what a fucking season. The best contract in MLB?
Osuna Matata would come in and close it out in the 9th inning, for his 32nd save of the season. 32 saves for a 22-year old, suck on it haters.
ICYMI – Miguel Montero, who can’t throw out a runner to save his life, actually had a good game behind the plate. He did an unreal job blocking the plate early in the game as Go-Go, and his bionic arm would gun out Half Assing Ramos at home.
Steven Sousa Jr. would get some revenge on Miggy later in the game, as he pelted him with his bat on his follow through. Longoria was trying to steal second and had to go back to first because of the interference.
If only there could be interference every time someone tries to run on him…
The Blue Birds now head to Wrigley to take on the Cubbies in all afternoon affairs this weekend.
Cubs vs. Blue Jays, late August, playoff hopes on the line, nothing better.
Enjoy the show.