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I Have Birds In My Sleeves and I Want To Rush In With the Fools -- 8/14 Game Thread: Angels at Jays

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Tuesday, August 14 - Toronto, Ontario
7:07 PM (EDT)


Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Chone Figgins 3b  
Reggie Willits dh
Vladimir Guererro rf
Garrett Anderson lf
Gary Matthews, Jr cf
Casey Kothchman 1b
Macier Izturis 2b
Jeff Mathis c  
Erick Aybar ss

Pitching: Joe Saunders, LHP


Toronto Blue Jays

Reed Johnson lf
Lyle Overbay 1b
Alexis Rios rf
Vernon Wells cf
Frank Thomas dh
Aaron Hill 2b
Greg Zaun c
Hector Luna 3b
John Macdonald ss

Pitching: Roy Halladay, RHP


Mining more National lyrics for game thread titles, I'm afraid.  After a disappointing series in a long, long line of disappointing series, the Jays return home essentially out of contention (7.5 GB) for a playoff spot.  

Troy Glaus continues to rest his sore left foot, while the underachieving Jays offense plays behind the one pitcher they have been supporting this season, Doc Halladay.  The defense and offense will have to be much better if the Jays want to finish any higher than .500, but with the way the pitchers have been throwing, it's hard not to be optimistic about next season.