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A Simple Twist of Fate: 6/14 Game Thread, Marlins at Jays

Getting swept at home is never good, and these last two games have been tough losses. A win today would be nice - only problem is that, on paper, it's the toughest game of the series for the Jays as they have to contend with Josh Johnson, an excellent young pitcher.

Brian Tallet starts for the Jays and he has certainly been good this season. The Jays offense did put some runs on the board yesterday, so we'll just have to see if the Jays can snap their 3-game losing streak. The Jays run out a similar lineup to yesterdays, with Vernon Wells hitting third, Adam Lind fourth, Alex Rios 6th, and Lyle Overbay 7th. Overbay just can't seem to move up in the lineup despite being one of the Jays' best hitters thusfar this season. Scott Rolen returns at third, Rod Barajas is back behind the dish, and Kevin Millar DHes and bats 8th.

In other news, Jordan Bastian has some updates on Doc (who won't start on Wednesday as scheduled but could start again as early as Saturday), Travis Snider (who's a few weeks away from playing again), and sheds some more light on the Alex Rios affair. He also links to a funny (more for the quality of the writing than anything else) Boston Herald article on A.J. Burnett's recent activities. Oh, and Vernon Wells sounds just as frustrated with himself as we all are with him.


Florida Marlins @ Toronto Blue Jays

06/14/09 1:07 PM EDT

Florida Marlins Toronto Blue Jays
Chris Coghlan - LF Marco Scutaro - SS
Emilio Bonifacio - 3B Aaron Hill - 2B
Hanley Ramirez - SS Vernon Wells - CF
Jeremy Hermida - DH Adam Lind - LF
Dan Uggla - 2B Scott Rolen - 3B
Cody Ross - CF Alex Rios - RF
Wes Helms - 1B Lyle Overbay - 1B
Ronny Paulino - C Kevin Millar - DH
Brett Carroll - RF Rod Barajas - C