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Strange How Hard it Rains Now / Rows and Rows of Big Dark Clouds / When I'm Holding On Underneath This Shroud / Rain -- Game Thread: Rays at Jays


Tampa Bay Rays @ Toronto Blue Jays

09/06/08 1:07 PM EDT

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

There aren't really any happy songs about rain that I could think of, so as the rain pours down here in D.C., courtesy of Tropical Storm Hannah, today's game thread post comes from a great and sad Patty Griffin song. But Jays fans are anything but sad after yet another exciting win yesterday behind fine pitching by Doc Halladay and timely offense by Alex Rios and Lyle Overbay, among others.

Greg Zaun gets the start today behind the plate, and Vernon Wells is DHing as Travis Snider gets his first start in rightfield. Scutaro starts at SS as Shaun Marcum opposes James Shields in a battle of two fine young pitchers. North of Steeles is making his first start for the Jays since his 2-start stint at Cuse, where he pitched well in both starts. Let's go Jays!