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Game 5 Thread Jays at Indians

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Game Restarted

I'm really looking forward to this series against the Indians. I'm interested to see Richmind's start today and it is our first start against a lefty starter, Scott Lewis. I am interested to see if Cito gives Millar a start. But the highlight game of the series is tomorrow's game between Doc and last year's Cy Young winner Cliff Lee. Sunday's game has David Purcey against Anthony Reyes. Best part is all three games are on TV.

If you didn' see it on one of the highlight shows, Giant's reliever Joe Martinez was hit in the head by a hard line drive off the bat of Mike Cameron. If you want to see it there is video on MLB.com here. Maybe it is because I just did the profile on John Olerud, but why don't pitchers wear batting helmets on the mound, or if that would be too bulky something that would give them some protection.

Thinking about it, batters wear the helmet because the pitchers are throwing the ball towards them at up to 100 miles an hour, but then the ball off the bat goes back at a faster speed, some of the time. It is rare for a pitched ball to hit a batter in the head but it does happen, but is it really all that much less often for a pitcher to get hit with a ball? I don't know, maybe it would seem 'unmanly' or something for a pitcher to wear a helmet, but then bleeding from the head isn't that much fun either. Anyway I wonder if pitchers will be wearing a helmet sometime in the near future.

Today's lineup:


Lineup

Toronto Blue Jays @ Cleveland Indians

04/10/09 4:05 PM EDT

Toronto Blue Jays Cleveland Indians
Marco Scutaro - SS Grady Sizemore - CF
Aaron Hill - 2B Mark DeRosa - 3B
Alex Rios - RF Victor Martinez - C
Vernon Wells - CF Travis Hafner - DH
Adam Lind - DH Jhonny Peralta - SS
Scott Rolen - 3B Shin-Soo Choo - RF
Kevin Millar - 1B Ryan Garko - 1B
Jose Bautista - LF Ben Francisco - LF
Michael Barrett - C Asdrubal Cabrera - 2B


Snider gets the day off, I'd much rather have Lind play LF than Bautista but that's me. Millar gets the start at first. I'm still not a fan if his but will hope for the best. Join us in the Thread.

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Jays will win ____ games of the 3 game series against the Indians.

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