beats by dre headphone wire Two spots in Jays rotation up for grabs
If the season started tomorrow which it doesn as Hall of Famer manager Dick Williams used to say who makes up the Blue Jays rotation?
Well, after three starting candidates, including one incumbent, allowed 11 runs in 2 innings on seven hits and eight walks, the picture is as murky and muddy as dredging day on the nearby Caloosahatchee River.
were allergic to the strike zone, manager John Gibbons said. Happ faced seven men and retired one.
Dustin McGowan allowed three runs in an inning of work.
And Kyle Drabek allowed four runs, three when Kenny Wilson lost a fly ball third out in the sun. Dickey, Brandon Morrow and Mark Buehrle?
Yep. There a chance.
There a chance of rain and a chance Jays fans will stop fretting about their team rotation . not so fast. Happ, Edwin Encarnacion said. started for us before. He done a good job for us before.
I was picking the five guys Hutchison would be in there for sure. It way too early to even be answering those questions, but I like Hutchison. allowed a line single to Aaron Hicks and Brian Dozier doubled down the left field line. Shortstop Macier Izturis took the relay from Kevin Pillar, double pumped, and threw the ball into the dirt at the plate trying to nab Hicks.
The ball kicked off catcher Dioner Navarro toward the Jays dugout, allowing Dozier to score too. Happ,
who made 18 starts for the Jays last season, walked four of the next five hitters and was lifted.
A liner by Tampa Bay Rays Desmond Jennings struck Happ in the face and the lefty injured his knee as well in May, costing him three months after he won the fifth starter job from Ricky Romero in the spring. There were recent whispers in Dunedin that Happ had been bothered by a bad back.
need to be more aggressive in the strike zone, a lot of the pitches I made were just off the plate, Happ said. doesn matter where you feel you are at, you want to take steps forward. not a step forward for Happ.
disturbing part is I feel so good, McGowan said. spring training and I healthy . that all you can ask for. who made four starts for the 2011 Jays, has had three shoulder surgeries as well as a Tommy John procedure, said recovering from the John surgery was a breeze for me. has had two elbow surgeries. Only Chris Capuano comes to mind as someone who had two Tommy John surgeries and successfully returned to the rotation.
more difficult to be a reliever, Drabek. said been a starter my whole career. I know my routine. My elbow feels different (than after my first surgery). It feels better. Wilson not lost the ball in the sun, Drabek would have allowed a run rather than four.
I was 100 times better, I felt like normal compared to the Phillies, Drabek. said fastball command was better. and gentlemen,
time for the Pick Five.