Thursday, 19 April 2012
Getaway Day Preview
Hendy tonight. Hope he keeps it going in the right direction. He'll take on Jeremy Hellickson, against whom, Jose Bautista is a career 4-for-5 with a tater. How's that for a sample?
Some stuff for you before we get to the lineups. First, it would appear that Saturday, when the Jays need a fifth starter to come up, they plan on using either Jesse Chavez or Drew Hutchison, according to Gregor's twitter. Other candidates included Aaron Laffey, Brett Cecil, and Joel Carreno. Chavez was DFA'ed by the Royals in October of last year, and claimed by the Jays. They then DFA'ed him, but got him through waivers to outright him down to AAA, so he'll need to be added to the 40-man if he pitches. Hutchison was drafted in 2009 in the 15th round (late due to signability issues), and is 21 years old. He's made 6 starts in AA New Hampshire between this year and last, and has an ERA under 2 over 31 innings, where he has a WHIP under 1 and a 33:5 K-to-bb ratio. I expect Chavez.
Looks like we might be getting a Rays fan to come to the dark (i.e.: blue) side.
I don't really have anywhere to confirm or disconfirm this, but I'm hearing some rumblings about the roof at the dome being open. Apparently it was open all day today, which happens every now and then. Obviously, the issue is whether or not it is warm enough now and will remain warm enough in to the evening/night in Toronto.