Fog has adverse effects on knuckleballs, right? Because that thing wasn't wobbling at all. And speaking of fog, Demarlo Hale must have been fucking high to send Dickey back out there for the fifth inning.
I guess the idea was to try and save the bullpen for tonight, just in case Chien-Ming Wang goes out there and embarrasses himself. Wang was a pretty good pitcher in another lifetime, putting up 6.0 and 5.0 WAR in 2006 and 2007, but since 2009, he's been worth -2 WAR over 133 innings or something, and has a couple dozen DL and minor league stints along the way. Things seem to have gone reasonably for him in AAA so far, as he's pitched to a 2.33 ERA in the Yankees' system, but he's striking out fewer than 4 batters per 9 innings, so there's only so much success he can really be expected to have.
Elsewhere in Blue Jay land, Alex Anthopoulos was on the radio with Bob McCown before yesterday's game, and had a few tidbits of info.
MopupDuty noticed that JP Arencibia is one of the leading pitch-framers this season. I have no idea what a reasonable sample is for this, so it's hard to say how much water I put in to it, but uhh... pretty good, I would say.
Henry Blanco has been released, and Evan Crawford has been outrighted to AA. Andy Laroche has been DFA'ed to make room for Chien Ming Wang. Brandon Morrow will need a few rehab starts, and will probably miss another 2-3 weeks. Jose Reyes will likely begin his rehab stint within the next ten days or so.
Around the league, The Mariners promoted Mike Zunino, and Gerrit Cole will make his debut tonight for Pittsburgh.
If anyone is missing the reference of the title/photo, here you are. Technically safe for work.
This lineup is ordered perfectly.