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.
|2012 - Kyle Drabek||4-4||9||9||0||0||0||0||52.1||41||20||19||7||34||41||3.27||1.43|
|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.
|3:05pm Blue Jays (K. Drabek - R) @ Rangers (Y. Darvish - R)|
Rangers lead the series 2-0
WP: Derek Holland (4 - 3)
LP: Brandon Morrow (5 - 3)
|3 - 14 loss|
WP: Yoshinori Tateyama (1 - 0)
LP: Jason Frasor (0 - 1)
|7 - 8 loss|
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