Eric Thames, back up to the big club, Mike Mccoy gets shipped away again. This clearly confirms that Blue Jays management reads my blog. I like to think that if Brett Lawrie or Travis Snider were healthy, it would be either of them coming up instead, but we're just working with what we have right now. Given that Thames is an outfielder, the corresponding move involved here is sending Jose Bautista back to 3B to make room.
I'm not really sure why Mccoy is the guy going the other way instead of Edwin or Nix. I don't really know what the plan is with ol' Nixxy boy going forward, but I guess his defense at third has been pretty solid to this point, so heh. As for Edwin, well he sucks and should have been gone months ago, but OH MY GOD HE HIT 20 HR'S ONCE! Whatever, it's soon.
In other news, it turns out Brett Lawrie's hand isn't healing very well, and is apparently out until at least August. In theory, he might not see MLB action until next season. It would probably make a lot of sense to wait until next year to put him on the 40-man roster, though I can't imagine I'd complain if he was a September call-up if it meant giving the boot to Edwin/Nix.
Jesse Litsch had a rehab start yesterday, going 3.2 innings. 4 hits, 3 K's, 0 walks.
Nats skipper Jim Riggleman stepped down after the Nats won their 11th in 12 games. He apparently wanted to have a guarantee on his contract for next season, and the Nats said no thanks. He replied by going drinking with a bunch of sexy girls.
Brandon Morrow tonight for the Jays, Jake Westbrook for the Pujols-less Cards.
Umm. Uhoh. Edwin is playing third tonight. And of course, this game features the Tony Larussa at the managerial helm, which means the pitcher bats 8th!