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My Kind, Your Kind: 8/24 Game Thread, Rays at Jays


Tampa Bay Rays @ Toronto Blue Jays

08/24/09 7:07 PM EDT

Tampa Bay Rays Toronto Blue Jays
Jason Bartlett - SS Marco Scutaro - SS
Carl Crawford - LF Aaron Hill - 2B
Evan Longoria - 3B Adam Lind - LF
Ben Zobrist - 2B Lyle Overbay - 1B
Carlos Pena - 1B Vernon Wells - CF
Pat Burrell - DH Randy Ruiz - DH
Gregg Zaun - C Rod Barajas - C
Gabe Gross - RF Travis Snider - RF
B.J. Upton - CF Jose Bautista - 3B

Hi all, back from a relaxing long weekend away in the wilds of Shenandoah. Pretty country out there, and I sure could use the break. Anyway, Scott Downs is also back, having been activated from the disabled list. Edwin Encarnacion, however, is hitting the DL with a hamstring injury. Wonder if we see him again this season. Scott Campbell has had a nice time of it since returning from an injury (.327/.441/.408 in August, .274/.388/.400 in AA on the season), so I wonder if he couldn't see a callup to play some third base. AAA wasn't kind to him his first time around, but he had a nice spring with the Jays, has reportedly improved on defense as he has adjusted to third base, and has shown a good ability to get on base throughout his minor-league career. Not a hot prospect by any means, but could be an interesting bench option at the very least. As for Downs, he had a few shaky rehab outings, but pitched a clean inning for Dunedin on Saturday, striking out one.

Roy Halladay pitches tonight for the Jays, while Jeff Niemann goes for Tampa. Niemann is having a very nice season and Doc is Doc, so it should be a good one.

Today's title from "Maps" by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, since I needed more than one to find my way through the backcountry this weekend.