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Still Now You're Waiting To Grow / Inside You're Old: Game Thread, Rays at Jays


Tampa Bay Rays @ Toronto Blue Jays

09/05/08 7:07 PM EDT

Tampa Bay Rays Toronto Blue Jays
Akinori Iwamura - 2B Joe Inglett - 2B
B.J. Upton - CF John McDonald - SS
Carlos Pena - 1B Alex Rios - RF
Cliff Floyd - DH Vernon Wells - CF
Willy Aybar - 3B Adam Lind - DH
Eric Hinske - LF Rod Barajas - C
Dioner Navarro - C Lyle Overbay - 1B
Gabe Gross - RF Scott Rolen - 3B
Jason Bartlett - SS Travis Snider - LF

Today's post, from "Song for Myla Goldberg" by the Decemberists, is in honour of the young Travis Snider and the advanced-beyond-his-years approach he has shown thusfar at the plate.

Snider is batting 9th today, while J-Mac hits second. According to Cito, this is so if Inglett leads off the game by getting on, Mac can bunt him over. I'm speechless - not only are we batting Mac second, but we're doing so for the express purpose of sacrifice bunting in the 1st inning...words fail.

Doc pitches tonight against Andy Sonnanstine, and chases his 18th win. Let's go Jays!