Never compromise. Not even in the face of Armageddon - Jays @ Rangers - May 27th 2012 - Gamethread

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These are dark times. The starters are being hit, the bullpen is depleted. Tensions in the fanbase has risen to a crazy level. The Jays have fallen to 24-23 on the year and have dropped to 4th place in the division with the Yankees passing them, the Red Sox are only a half a game back as well. Let's hope the Jays can salvage a win today in the heat of the Texas. And to top it all off, I think the wiring in my place for my internet has failed and I need to re-do everything. Fantastic.

In order for the Jays to have a good shot at winning it is imperative that the starter goes deep today. As Tom posted earlier today the Jays have thrown over 200+ pitches in three consecutive starts. It will be a delicate balancing act with Kyle Drabek on the mound who typically doesn't go deep vs. the depleted pen. Hopefully Farrell manages everything well.

This a re-match of earlier this season when Kyle Drabek took on Yu Darvish. That start didn't end up going well for the Jays although Drabek did handle himself quite well on the mound.


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2012 - Kyle Drabek 4-4 9 9 0 0 0 0 52.1 41 20 19 7 34 41 3.27 1.43


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2012 - Yu Darvish 6-2 9 9 0 0 0 0 56.0 47 22 19 4 32 63 3.05 1.41

On the lineup side of things. Kelly Johnson continues to sit today after receiving a cortisone shot. Edwin remains in the lineup as a DH again resting his back a bit more. Tom gets his wish as David Cooper gets another start at first to show off what he can do.


Current Series

Rangers lead the series 2-0

Fri 05/25 WP: Derek Holland (4 - 3)
LP: Brandon Morrow (5 - 3)
3 - 14 loss
Sat 05/26 WP: Yoshinori Tateyama (1 - 0)
LP: Jason Frasor (0 - 1)
7 - 8 loss

Toronto Blue Jays
@ Texas Rangers

Sunday, May 27, 2012, 3:05 PM EDT
Rangers Ballpark in Arlington

Kyle Drabek vs Yu Darvish

Mostly sunny. Winds blowing in from right field at 10-20 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 90.

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