Blue Jays 3B Troy Glaus went deep against Oakland’s Kirk Saarloos twice this afternoon, a miserable 96 pitch, 5 inning outing for the latter that couldn’t be salvaged by a pair of Nick Swisher HR’s. Toronto are awaiting the results of an MRI on Gustavo Chacin’s left elbow ; the pitcher left last night’s 9-7 win over Oakland after just 3 innings. On the bright side, composer Gustavo Santaolalla (above) is thought to be in perfect health.
The Jays’ International League affiliate Syracuse Skychiefs had a rough afternoon, being throttled 8-4 by Pawtucket. Red Sox prospect Jonathan Lester (5 IP, 6 hits, 1 earned run) earned his 2nd win and DH Jeff Bailey (above) hit a pair of homers.
Mets 2B Anderson Hernandez, making his first rehab start for Norfolk since suffering from a bulging disc in his back, had a pair of singles today in the Tides’ 14-5 loss to Jamie Farr’s beloved Toledo Mud Hens. Norfolk’s Jason Scobie saw his record fall to 0-5 in a one inning performance so horrifying, I don’t want to list the details for fear his family members will find it weeks from now while Googling his name and feel compelled to offer gratuitious comments about what a nice guy he is.
Hey, it’s happened.
The Palm Beach Post’s Carlos Frias claims that talks between the Marlins and Bexar County, TX are over and done. That’s OK, I think San Antonio should hold out for a big league franchise, anyway.