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Glenn goes up, Pillar comes down

by Amy Moritz

When we last left Coca-Cola Field, Brad Glenn was at bat with one out and a runner on first in the bottom of the fourth of a scoreless affair between the Buffalo Bisons and the Columbus Clippers.

The storms came. The game was suspended.

And lots of other stuff changed.

Glenn earned his first Major League promotion being called up by the Toronto Blue Jays Wednesday afternoon.

Kevin Pillar was sent back to Buffalo and will take Glenn's spot in the lineup. His demotion came after an outburst in the Blue Jays dugout Tuesday night. Pillar had started the game in right field batting eighth for the Jays. He was pinch hit for (by Anthony Gose) in the eighth inning. At the time no one said much. He was 0 for 3 and the Jays and Yankees were tied, 6-6.

Gregor Chisholm, reporter for MLB.com, tweeted today that he went back and watched video after Pillar was pulled. "Pillar tossed his bat into the tunnel. Not violently, but he tossed it," Chisholm tweeted. 

"A few seconds later, Pillar was at the other end of the bench having a conversation with Gibbons."

Meanwhile to make room for Glenn on the 40-man roster shortstop Jonathan Diaz was designated for assignment. That means he can't play for the Herd until he clears waivers (72 hours) and Ryan Schimpf will take his spot when the game resumes.

A few notes:

  • John Stilson will be on the mound for the Herd as the game resumes while Tyler Sturdevant will be on for Columbus.
  • The first game resumes with one out and a runner on first in the bottom of the fourth. The game will be played through nine innings.
  • The second game, which features the much-anticipated pitching matchup between Aaron Sanchez and Danny Salazar, will start approximately 30 minutes after the first game concludes. That game is now scheduled for seven innings.
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