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8/10 Game Thread: Blue Jays @ Royals; Please Royally Kick Their Butts

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Friday, August 10 - Kansas City
8:10 PM (EDT)

Toronto Blue Jays
Matt Stairs LF
Lyle Overbay 1B
Alexis Rios RF
Vernon Wells CF
Frank Thomas DH
Troy Glaus 3B
Aaron Hill 2B
Greg Zaun c
John McDonald ss

Pitching: Shaun Marcum, RHP


Kansas City Royals

David DeJesus CF
Mark Grudzielanek 2B
Mark Teahan RF
Billy Butler DH
Ross Gload 1B
Alex Gordon 3B
John Buck C
Joey Gathright LF
Tony Pena Jr. SS

Pitching: Gil Meche, RHP


This game will be no cakewalk and Kansas City's 50-63 record isn't so bad. In tonight's match up we face the guy we couldn't sign in Gil Meche who everyone bashed when he signed for a lot of money. He has proven an excellent signing so far and is the Royals staff ace. We also will get a look at possible future MVP Billy Butler who has been killing major league pitching thus far.

The Jays need to win this game and every time I say this...they tend to disappoint. We need another excellent start from Marcum and the bats to finally show up on the road. The Stairs experiment continues and he proved a lot by getting on base 3 times against the Yankees. We NEED these wins to get back into it. No excuses or I am going to start the "Fire Gibbons" stuff until the rest of the season.

Go Jays! Win by any means necessary!