The Toronto Blue Jays have been hit extremely hard in the last week with their starting rotation. Brandon Morrow went down with an oblique ailment a week ago. Then it was Kyle Drabek with an elbow injury, and then came Drew Hutchinson with a similar elbow injury. The Blue Jays are scrambling for arms to fill out their rotation. The lone bright spot in this mess is that Morrow’s injury won’t be long-term. He will miss slightly more than the minimum time on the disabled list, but he should be ready to go before the All-Star break. Drabek’s and Hutchinson’s injuries are more severe and it’s possible both right-handers could be facing Tommy John surgery. Drabek has been diagnosed with a tear of his ulnar collateral ligament and we will know more about Hutchison’s status this week. However, he’s likely to miss a considerable amount of time.
Is it me or are perfect games and no-hitters becoming like 50 home run seasons? It seems to be a weekly occurrence, but with that said, Matt Cain was perfect on Wednesday night. Cain pitched the 22nd perfect game in major league history and the first for the Giants, striking out a career-high 14 batters in a 10-0 win over Houston. It’s remarkable that 5 perfect games have been thrown over the last three seasons. Its great for baseball and it shows how the game has changed. Cain’s effort would not have happened had Gregor Blanco not laid out in center field in the seventh inning to make a spectacular diving grab. Was that Willie Mays?