Well, the Jays look to continue their fine play of late when they send Ricky Romero to the hill tonight against the Red Sox and Clay Buchholz. Ricky's had some real control problems, since 29 August, he's started six games and walked 23 in just 34 2/3 innings. Against a team as patient as the Red Sox, it's going to be important for him to sort those issues out early.
Hopefully Lefty can figure out the Red Sox, who have batted .377 / .506 / .652 in 4 games so far, with 17 walks (and two hit batsmen) against just 20 strikeouts. In those four starts Ricky has managed to get through five innings just once (and didn't make it out of the sixth in that start). And hopefully our bats can figure out Buchholz, who has 3-0 against us with a 1.35 ERA over three starts and 20 innings (16 K, 6 BB).
Toronto Blue Jays @ Boston Red Sox
09/29/09 7:10 PM EDT
|Toronto Blue Jays||Boston Red Sox|
|Jose Bautista - RF||Jacoby Ellsbury - CF|
|Aaron Hill - 2B||Dustin Pedroia - 2B|
|Adam Lind - DH||Victor Martinez - C|
|Vernon Wells - CF||Kevin Youkilis - 3B|
|Lyle Overbay - 1B||David Ortiz - DH|
|Rod Barajas - C||Jason Bay - LF|
|Kevin Millar - 3B||J.D. Drew - RF|
|Travis Snider - LF||Casey Kotchman - 1B|
|John McDonald - SS||Alex Gonzalez - SS|
Yep, Kevin Millar is starting at third.