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If I Venture in the Slipstream Between the Viaducts of Your Dreams - Game 57, Jays at Angels


Toronto Blue Jays @ Los Angeles Angels

05/30/08 10:05 PM EDT

Toronto Blue Jays Los Angeles Angels
Shannon Stewart - LF Maicer Izturis - SS
Marco Scutaro - 2B Gary Matthews - LF
Alex Rios - CF Vladimir Guerrero - RF
Scott Rolen - 3B Garret Anderson - DH
Matt Stairs - DH Torii Hunter - CF
Lyle Overbay - 1B Casey Kotchman - 1B
Rod Barajas - C Howie Kendrick - 2B
Brad Wilkerson - RF Brandon Wood - 3B
David Eckstein - SS Mike Napoli - C

Yesterday's game was a cruiser, with the Jays jumping all over Dana Eveland and the other A's pitchers. Jesse Litsch had another masterful performance to bring his record to 7-1, and although Litsch has had the most run support of any of the Jays' pitchers, 7-1 with this team's hitting is not an easy feat. The only dark spots were that Aaron Hill picked up an injury by taking a gritty elbow to the face and that Alexis Rios had a horrible day at the plate, grounding into 3 double plays (and actually it could have been four with decent fielding).

Hill sits today in favour of the mighty Marco, who seems to be playing a different position every day. The Jays have reported that he has a mild concussion and doesn't expect to miss much time, but concussions, even mild ones, can be quite tricky, so I hope the kid's taking it easy. Scutaro and Inglett are definitely capable of filling in in the short term. The Jays take on the Angels and will be looking for some revenge for the series they dropped at the Rogers Centre last week. Jared Weaver, who started slow but has been pitching better recently, pitches for LAAAA while Dustin McGowan hurls for our azure-clad heroes.

Van Morrison is always good stuff, particularly of the Astral Weeks variety. And the Jays sit at 30-26, poised to close out May very strongly, and only 3 games out of first place. Let's go Jays!!!!!