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Game 8 of 162: Toronto at Boston

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Gustavo Chacin (1-0, 4.05 ERA) vs. David Wells (0-0, NA). 7:05 PM EST start.

In the past, Blue Jays hitters have been either boom or bust against Wells.

Those who have performed well against Boomer Wells:

Player               AB    HR    RBI    BB    SO    OBP    SLG    OPS
Shea Hillenbrand     40     1      4     0     4   .425   .625   1.050
Troy Glaus           28     1      7     1     5   .345   .607    .952
Vernon Wells         27     1      3     1     2   .429   .667   1.095
John McDonald        21     0      4     0     3   .381   .429    .810
Gregg Zaun           18     1      4     0     1   .333   .556    .889
Aaron Hill            8     0      2     1     0   .444   .875   1.319
Frank Catalanotto     3     0      0     0     1   .667  1.333   2.000

Those who have performed poorly against Wells:

Player               AB    HR    RBI    BB    SO    OBP    SLG    OPS
Bengie Molina        24     0     1      1     1   .280   .333   .613
Reed Johnson         20     0     2      0     0   .286   .300   .586
Alex Rios            17     0     0      0     5   .235   .353   .588
Eric Hinske          12     0     3      0     3   .167   .333   .500

That's quite a disparity, but it's likely due to the small sample size more than anything.

Tonight's Blue Jays lineup:

Johnson
Rios
Wells
Glaus
Molina
Hillenbrand
Overbay
Hill McDonald

Tonight's Red Sox lineup:

Youkilis
Loretta
Ortiz
Ramirez
Varitek
Lowell
Mohr
Pena
Gonzalez

A win tonight would even the Blue Jays' record at 4-4, while a loss would leave them two games below .500 at 3-5. Even though it's early in the season, it'd be nice to not stray too far below .500. *Sends good vibes to Gus Chacin.