The Blue Jays called up a starter from Triple-A (but it isn’t the one you expected!)

Nick Allgeyer is the newest guy to join the Blue Jays game of pitcher musical chairs.

The team will reportedly call up Allgeyer, the No. 30 ranked prospect in their system according to MLB Pipeline, ahead of Saturday night’s game in Dunedin.
This will require somebody being removed from the 40-man roster but we don’t yet know who that is. I would guess that David Phelps is headed to the 60-day Injured List or Tommy Milone is DFA’d.

The #BlueJays plan to add LHP Nick Allgeyer to the roster prior to tonight’s game, per source. He’ll need to clear Covid intake protocols prior to the game.
Allgeyer, Toronto’s No. 30 prospect, has a 1.50 ERA over two starts in Triple-A this season. https://t.co/Js3UbfKSDY
— Keegan Matheson (@KeeganMatheson) May 15, 2021

We all assumed that Alek Manoah would be the next pitcher called up from Triple-A but Allgeyer started on Tuesday so he’s more fresh to potentially log some innings tonight. This also gives the Blue Jays another lefty option, which is important given the fact Tim Mayza seems gassed and Ryan Borucki is injured.
Allgeyer was drafted by the Blue Jays in the 12th round …

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Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation

WoHo: The latest happenings in the world of women’s hockey

Welcome back to TLN’s newest weekly column, gathering the latest highlights from the world of women’s hockey in one convenient place! In fact, with March being Women’s History Month, it’s a great time to focus on the growing game of women’s hockey. With more attention than ever on the sport, and lots of movement, there’s plenty to look at.
This past weekend was weekend number one of the PWHPA Secret Dream Gap Tour, hosted by the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden. Some major names in women’s hockey showcased their talents, including Hilary Knight and Kendall Coyne-Shofield. The games were broadcast on NHL Network and Sportsnet, which is a pretty major coup for women’s hockey!

It’s another @SecretDeodorant Dream Gap Tour game day – and we’re making history!
Tune in to @NHLNetwork and @Sportsnet to see Team @WomensSportsFdn take on Team @adidashockey in this first professional women’s hockey game played at @TheGarden @NYRangers | #SDGT pic.twitter.com/Z91ujLfV0j
— PWHPA (@PWHPA) February 28, 2021

In an interesting twist, the NWHL showed their support for the PWHPA by tweeting out about the event:

Tonight is yet another win for women’s hockey. We’ll …

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Author: Mer / The Leafs Nation

Lamenting the Leafs: Finished Product?

Check out the newest episode of Lamenting the Leafs where myself, Cam, and Keith discuss the Leafs’ latest signings, and what they mean for the team’s roster flexibility going into a season clouded with uncertainty.
Plus:

An update on Rodion Amirov’s play in the KHL
Our thoughts on the Coyotes’ handling of the Mitchell Miller situation
Excitement for the PHWPA’s sponsorship deal with Secret
And more!

Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/lamenting-the-leafs/id1536788950#episodeGuid=tag%3Asoundcloud%2C2010%3Atracks%2F922971148
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/episode/2JKh8Obt6QGLRvWYBtOv94?si=VsUuONp3RbGDsyyMCiEPrQ
SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.app.goo.gl/ieaDE8ii5GD7AkEV6
 
We’ve been very flattered with the response to the show so far and greatly appreciate each and every one of you that has taken the time to check out Lamenting the Leafs! Don’t forget to rate, review, and subscribe on your preferred podcast platforms if you like what you hear and follow us on twitter at Lamenting Leafs, @CarlPeelash, @KeithWhipp, and @_NickRichard.
 

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Author: Nick Richard / The Leafs Nation

Prospect Roundup: Lehtonen on fire, Leafs earn letters

Welcome to the first installment of TLN’s newest feature, Prospect Roundup, where we will be keeping tabs on Leafs prospects throughout the year. With the NHL draft just around the corner, the Leafs are set to add a fresh new crop of prospects to their system but there are already a handful of potential future Leafs playing meaningful hockey games as several European leagues have gotten their seasons underway. So, without further ado…
 
Egor Korshkov – RW – Lokomotiv Yaroslavl (KHL)
With uncertainty surrounding the status of the next NHL season, never mind the next AHL season, the Leafs loaned Korshkov back to his former KHL squad to get him into some games as he prepares for his next NHL training camp. The former second round pick is off to a hot start with his old team, racking up three goals and three assists through eight contests thus far.

My goodness… YEGOR KORSHKOV! pic.twitter.com/y9NAR2EnLP
— KHL (@khl_eng) September 29, 2020

After a bit of an up and down first season in North America, it can only be good for Korshkov’s confidence that he’s producing at the KHL level. He provides a different element than most of …

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Author: Nick Richard / The Leafs Nation

Five rules to help you root for Toronto Raptors underdog Terence Davis

Terence Davis is the newest underdog story in waiting on the Toronto Raptors. And while everyone’s on the bandwagon, you can be the one leading the charge. Here are five rules to help you cheer for the underdog hero. Everyone loves to root for an underdog. And Toronto Raptors fans are no different. There’s nothing […]
Five rules to help you root for Toronto Raptors underdog Terence Davis – Raptors Rapture – Raptors Rapture – A Toronto Raptors Fan Site – News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Author: Zak McDonald / Raptors HQ