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Come and Show Me Another City With Lifted Head Singing: 7/27 Game Thread -- Jays at White Sox

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Friday, July 27 - Chicago, Illinois
8:11 PM (EDT)

Toronto Blue Jays
Reed Johnson lf
Greg Zaun c
Alexis Rios rf
Troy Glaus 3b
Vernon Wells cf
Frank Thomas dh
Aaron Hill 2b
Matt Stairs 1b
Royce Clayton ss

Pitching: Sparrow Towers, rhp


Chicago White Sox

Jerry Owens cf
Alex Cintron 2b
Jim Thome dh
Jermaine Dye rf
A.J. Pierzynski c
Josh Fields 3b
Scott Podsednik lf
Juan Uribe ss
Rob Mackowiak 1b

Pitching: Jon Garland, RHP


Every once in a while, we like to get away from obscure rock lyrics and drop a little literature. Today's title comes from "Chicago," a fantastic poem by Carl Sandburg.

Well, the Jays are riding high on their longest winning streak of the season. They will try to keep it going tonight as Sparrow faces off against Jon Garland. Sparrow has been quite good recently, going 3-1 with a 3.69 ERA over his last 5 starts.

In other news, the Jays optioned Gustavo Chacin to AAA today. I assume that Chacin's rehab period was up, so the Jays had no choice but to ethier option everyone's favorite cologne pitchman or summon him to T.O. Chacin has only made the one rehab appearance.

Finally, A.J. Burnett threw a simulated game today. This is the first time that A.J. has thrown since he was shut down before the all-star break, and only the second time he has thrown since June 12.

For all interested folks, don't miss our Trade Deadline Discussion 2 posts down. There's already been a good back-and-forth going in the comments. I, for one, have had an unbelievably long week, and I'm really looking forward to some good baseball. Let's go Jays!