This Time...STAY DOWN! GAMETHREAD. Jays Vs. Oriloes. April 15th, 2012

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So here it is, the 9th game of the season and already some of us are starting to wander close to the ledge. I think it's fare to say that if the Jays lose this game the season is a total loss!

I hate to make everything all about me but what more do I have to do? I tried cute birds, I tried fire and Voodoo, same results! I'm starting to think that I'm the jinx. I may have to be banned from doing these gamethreads for the sake of the team. So I guess there is nothing for it but to pull out all the stops, go insane and spend all night making a Photoshop disasterpiece. Yes I may have lost it, but that's what happens when your team loses to the lowly OriLOLes!

If you don't see yourself somehow represented in the above masterpiece then it's probably because you sent Bowling Guy an email saying: "I'm amazed that somebody could be that much of a loser. I bet TFSML lives in his parents basement and is in his under pants all day. hahaha". Seriously though, if you're watching me in my underwear while I Photoshop away in my Mom's basement, who's the bigger loser?


Current Series

Orioles lead the series 2-0

Fri 04/13 WP: Darren O`Day (1 - 0)
SV: Jim Johnson
LP: Darren Oliver (0 - 1)
5 - 7 loss
Sat 04/14 WP: Luis Ayala (1 - 0)
SV: Jim Johnson
LP: Francisco Cordero (0 - 1)
4 - 6 loss

Baltimore Orioles
@ Toronto Blue Jays

Sunday, Apr 15, 2012, 1:07 PM EDT
Rogers Centre

Brian Matusz vs Kyle Drabek

Mostly cloudy,rain. Winds blowing out to right field at 15-25 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 65.

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So it's up to young Kyle Drabek to show us the way forward. Let's see that hope, that pedigree, that glimpse of greatness we all long for. Time for some of the flash, talent and youth that cost us seeing Roy Halladay pitch every 5 days(did I mention the ledge?).


Kyle Drabek

#4 / Pitcher / Toronto Blue Jays

6-1

220

R

R

Dec 08, 1987



Brian Matusz

#17 / Pitcher / Baltimore Orioles

6-4

190

L

L

Feb 11, 1987


Orioles 2011 stats Last 5 years vs. starter
AVG HR RBI SB AB AVG HR RBI
Chavez, E, LF .301 5 27 10 - - - -
Johnson, N, DH - - - - - - - -
Markakis, N, RF .284 15 73 12 2 .500 0 0
Jones, A, CF .280 25 83 12 4 .000 0 0
Betemit, W, 3B .285 8 46 4 - - - -
Davis, C, 1B .266 5 19 1 - - - -
Paulino, R, C .268 2 19 0 - - - -
Flaherty, R, 2B - - - - - - - -
Andino, R, SS .263 5 36 13 - - - -

Oh goody Jeff Mathis gets to be today's hero! Watch he'll have 4 grandslams and 16 rbi's.

Blue Jays 2011 stats Last 5 years vs. starter
AVG HR RBI SB AB AVG HR RBI
Escobar, Y, SS .290 11 48 3 2 1.000 1 4
Johnson, K, 2B .222 21 58 16 - - - -
Bautista, J, RF .302 43 103 9 3 .333 0 0
Encarnacion, E, 1B .272 17 55 8 2 .500 0 0
Lawrie, B, 3B .293 9 25 7 - - - -
Francisco, B, DH .244 6 34 4 - - - -
Rasmus, C, CF .225 14 53 5 2 .000 0 0
Davis, R, LF .238 1 29 34 10 .300 0 0
Mathis, J, C .174 3 22 1 5 .200 0 0

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