Make it two in a row over the Blue Jays and two in a row scoring eight runs. The highlight of the game however, was a fantastic catch by Alex “A Squared Money” Avila who played his first game at first base filling if for the injured Jose Miguel Cabrera.
Avila was 1-3 at the plate with a walk and a K and didn’t exactly tear the cover off of the ball but I think there is an outside chance the his bat could come alive if he continues to play first base. There is no chance he is going to hit playing catcher but a first there may be a glimmer of hope.
Home run derby contestants, fear not, you don’t have to be on a major league roster to pitch. If you remember, a few years ago Bryce Harper’s father pitched to him in HRD so I’m pretty Joba is still available.
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Well the @Royals have lost 4 of 5…so I know what I am watchin tonight 8pm. Be really interested to see JV’s start tomorrow..
My biggest fear is JD making the AS team and being coaxed into the HR derby.. Whether or not he chooses Joba to pitch to him, the experience could likely ruin his 2nd half (as has happened to many contestants over the years)…
It was fun watching three former Whitecaps on one play: McCann to Avila to pick off Travis…