J.A. Happ is just the latest Toronto Blue Jay to return to the fold. While the Toronto Blue Jays have played good baseball in the month of May, their rotation has not. Toronto has gotten only 129.1 innings out of their starters in the month – ranking 27th in baseball – and the group has pitched to an ugly 4.82 ERA.
Yes, that was the same Halladay who earned 55 wins over the course of four seasons in Philadelphia and pitched a no-hitter that same season against the Cincinnati Reds in the opening game of the NLDS. Anyone who wasn't watching the Flyers lose Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final to the Chicago Blackhawks, 6-5, probably remembers Shane Victorino tracking down Wes Helms' deep fly to dead center as well as the incredible game called by Carlos Ruiz behind the plate. Well, if his Twitter is any indication, Halladay has not stepped too far away from the game of baseball.
The Cleveland Indians will finish up their homestand against the Oakland Athletics. For most teams, that’s probably a bad thing, but the Indians have struggled to win at home so it might be a welcome getaway when they head for Kansas City on Friday. The only team to have a worse record than the Tribe’s 9-13 at home is the San Diego Padres, who are 9-14. The Indians will have a chance to improve that against the A’s. Pitching matchups Monday, 4:10 p.m. ET: Daniel Mengden (RHP) vs. Carlos Carrasco (RHP) Daniel Mengden is an intriguing pitcher. Not exactly because of his caliber — he was never a top-30 prospect for the Athletics — but just because of what he is. He has a serious mustache and an