Casey Janssen (0-1, 4.50 ERA) vs. Kris Benson (3-2, 3.45 ERA). 7:05 PM EST.
This is rematch of last Thursday's game between the Jays and O's. Janssen will no longer have the element of surprise on his side, since the Orioles are now familiar with him.
Although Janssen will have his share of ups and downs this season, I'm excited every time it's his turn to pitch. Unlike with veterans, who already have an established level of performance at the majors, prospects create a sense of anticipatory surprise. I know what someone like Pete Walker is capable of, but that's not the case with Janssen. It certainly makes it more interesting to watch.
I'll be at the computer while tuning into tonight's game, so I'll post some comments here and there. Alpheus and Jack have done a great job of carrying these threads lately.
Tonight's Blue Jays lineup:
Tonight's Orioles lineup: