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Game Thread for Game 132 Jays at Rays


Toronto Blue Jays @ Tampa Bay Rays

08/27/08 7:10 PM EDT

Toronto Blue Jays Tampa Bay Rays
Joe Inglett - 2B Akinori Iwamura - 2B
Marco Scutaro - 3B B.J. Upton - CF
Alex Rios - RF Carlos Pena - 1B
Vernon Wells - CF Rocco Baldelli - DH
Adam Lind - LF Willy Aybar - 3B
Lyle Overbay - 1B Ben Zobrist - LF
Matt Stairs - DH Shawn Riggans - C
Rod Barajas - C Justin Ruggiano - RF
John McDonald - SS Jason Bartlett - SS

One again we try to get to 6 games over .500, we've been 5 games over a number of times but have never made it to 6. If we are going to win David Purcey (2-4, 6.55) is going to have to give us a decent start. I like that the Jays have said that Purcey will be part of the rotation for the rest of the season. It is a good thing to show faith in a young player. But, why doesn't Shawn Marcum get the same consideration? Wouldn't it be a good thing to show faith in him as a young pitcher, who, even though he hasn't been as good since he came back from injury he was doing at least as well as Purcey.

Anyway, the Rays are starting Matt Garza (10-7, 3,71), he has had a rough month of August, 1-1 and 4.44 for the month, inspite of a complete game shutout againts the Rangers. He is 2-1 vs. the Jays this season.

Our powerless Jays have finally found the long ball homering in five straight games and 12 of the last 13. Of course, a good part of that has been Vernon. He has 4 homers in our last 3 games and 14 on the season to lead the team despite only playing 76 games.

I see Scott Rolen isn't in the lineup again tonight. I don't know about anyone else but I am tired of seeing Scoot at third though he is batting .310 for August and getting on at a .375 rate.all with no power but better than I thought. I should be around for most of the game tonight, will have to eat at some point but other than that will be here to watch the game so join me in the game thread. The games have been much more fun to watch the last little while.


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