We won a series against the Toronto Blue Jays.

Do we even need to celebrate a series win against a lowly team in the month of July? It seems beneath us as an organization. As a brand. As a powerhouse baseball team. Just saying.

All jokes aside though…last year, if you told me that Gio Urshela and Mike Tauchman would be the offensive firepower in a nice victory, do you know what I would have said?

To be honest? Probably: Who the FUCK are Gio Urshela and Mike Tauchman?!

Yep. That’s exactly what I would have said.

Mikey T is fun and all, but Gio “the God” “and the Happy Fella” Urshela?! Holy fuck. Beast mode.

On a day where Marcus Stroman was trying to impress the Yankees, Gio had to rough up him up a little bit. Sorry, Marcus. With Luke and Gley Baby on base , The God knocked them both him with a nice RBI single.

From one 2019 All-Star to another, Masa was pretty competent on this fine Sunday afternoon. I’m not going crazy with the adjectives because it was basically a very Masa performance.

Anybody who has seen multiple Masahiro Tanaka performances knows EXACTLY what I mean.

6 IP, 4 hits, 2 ER, 0 walks, 5 Ks.

He was cruising through 4, before letting up two solo shots in the 5th inning. What are ya gonna do?

Well, Gio is gonna help us out – of course!

First, he did this:

Then…after a Stroman wild pitch, he did THIS.


Love it. LOVE IT.

Tanaka settled it for a strong sixth inning after we re-took the lead, before eventually handing it over to the crème de la crème of our bullpen: Agent Zero Ottavino, Tommy K, and Zack “With a K, Not an H” Britton.

Also, don’t be flabbergasted by fancy French-talk above. I’m a classy guy. That’s all.

In the bottom of the 7th, Mikey T, clearly pretty ecstatic that Giancarlo and Cam Maybin are out, decided to display a little power.

Hey, I’m not complaining about it!

Our good buddy, Aroldis Chapman, came in for the 9th and guess what? HE DIDN”T HAVE A CLASSIC CHAPPIE PERFORMANCE!!

He retired the side!!


Boom. 4-2 win. Series win. On to the next one

The Rays series is coming in a few hours – we just beat the Jays. Now…let’s beat the Rays. Join the craze.

See what I did? I’m a poet and I didn’t even know it…okay, I’ll shut up now.


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