Jays @ Indians - April 7th 2012 - Everyday Edwin's shufflin'

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Edwin Rocks. That is all (H/T to The Blue Jay Hunter)

I am not sure how anything could follow up the season opener that we had on Thursday. That was simply a game that everything you could ever want in a game. Drama good (and bad) defense, clutch hitting and even some great pitching throughout most of it. The Jays re-modeled bullpen looked in fine form and even though Perez walked a few and looked shaky early on, I thought he settled in nicely as the game went longer.

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Brandon Morrow will get the start on the mound opposite Ubaldo Jimenez. You may remember that Ubaldo was suspended for actions in a spring training game, well he is appealing the suspension and as such will continue to be able to appear in games until it is settled. I've always thought suspensions for pitchers is a weird situation. A 5 game suspension for a starter is akin to saying you are missing one start, and given a schedule and day offs maybe not even that. In fact Jordan Bastian is tweeting that Ubaldo will likely drop the appeal after the start today. He would miss 5 games but the Indians wouldn't have to call up a starter due to a day off. Sounds like a lot of punishment huh?

Morrow for the Jays looks to start the year off right in what is yet another year of people expecting him to breakout. I like Morrow, I've said I have a fondness for pitchers who are able to miss bats but at this point I am starting to wonder if he is going to be able to take that next step in his consistency. There are times when he is absolutely dominant and other times when he looks lost. Granted even with the inconsistency that he has displayed to this point I would gladly take him in the rotation over a lot of other pitchers in the league.

The lineups (after the jump) are the same for both teams that we saw on opening day.


Brandon Morrow

#23 / Pitcher / Toronto Blue Jays

6-3

195

R

R

Jul 26, 1984



Ubaldo Jimenez

#30 / Pitcher / Cleveland Indians

6-4

210

R

R

Jan 22, 1984


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Current Series

Blue Jays lead the series 1-0

Thu 04/05 WP: Luis Perez (1 - 0)
LP: Jairo Asencio (0 - 1)
7 - 4 win

Toronto Blue Jays
@ Cleveland Indians

Saturday, Apr 7, 2012, 1:05 PM EDT
Progressive Field

Brandon Morrow vs Ubaldo Jimenez

Sunny. Winds blowing from left to right field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game time temperature around .

Complete Coverage >

Sun 04/08 1:05 PM EDT


Lineup

TORONTO BLUE JAYS CLEVELAND INDIANS
1. Yunel Escobar - SS 1. Michael Brantley - CF
2. Kelly Johnson - 2B 2. Asdrubal Cabrera - SS
3. Jose Bautista - RF 3. Shin-Soo Choo - RF
4. Adam Lind - 1B 4. Carlos Santana - C
5. Edwin Encarnacion - DH 5. Travis Hafner - DH
6. Brett Lawrie - 3B 6. Shelley Duncan - LF
7. Eric Thames - LF 7. Casey Kotchman - 1B
8. J.P. Arencibia - C 8. Jason Kipnis - 2B
9. Colby Rasmus - CF 9. Jack Hannahan - 3B
Pitching - Brandon Morrow Pitching - Ubaldo Jimenez

Remember to keep it civil

And

GO JAYS GO!

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