I think we can get through four days without anyone in the A’s traveling party trying to assert his Second Amendment rights. The room service employees at the hotel in Toronto can breathe easy and go about their duties.
The schedule, including the network roulette:
Thursday at 4 p.m.: Triggs vs. Aaron Sanchez, MLB Network alternate channel*
Friday at 4 p.m.: Anderson vs. Marco Estrada, NBCS-CA
Saturday at 10 a.m.: Manaea vs.
Joe Biagini Sam Gaviglio, FS1*
Sunday at 10 a.m.: Mengden vs.
Jaime Garcia Joe Biagini, NBCS-CA
*Caution: Fosse on radio on Thursday and Saturday
Sanchez is the only one of those Jays starters off to even a moderately decent start statistically. Kendrys Morales is their regular DH but he has been dreadful and isn’t in the lineup every day. Justin Smoak, Yangervis Solarte and Kevin Pillar, plus Curtis Granderson as a platoon player, look to be hitting well and Josh Donaldson is picking it up a bit after a few weeks on the DL with a shoulder issue.
On the ex-A’s watch, besides Donaldson, Tyler Clippard and Canada’s own John Axford are both getting regular work in the Jays’ bullpen.