Well, our corvids look to keep our their fine play over the last week and a half (having won five straight and eight of the last nine).
Roy Halladay is on the hill for the Jays and -- since Boston backed into the playoffs last night with a Texas loss -- the Red Sox send out their B-Squad, featuring Joey Gathright in centre, Josh Reddick in left, Alex Gonzalez at short (with Jed Lowrie playing third in Mike Lowell's stead) and another old friend of ours, Chris Woodward. While the SAWKS may not be playing their best, it won't be easy for Doc to live up to the expectations he set with his last start, in which he recorded nine strikeouts and zero walks in a shutout of the Mariners.
Kevin Millar gets another start at third for the Toronto nine (and this time he bats third in the lineup? I understand that's because of Wakefield, but still . . .) and Randy Ruiz gets the start at DH.
If it's Doc's last start as a Jay, I hope it's a good one.
Toronto Blue Jays @ Boston Red Sox
09/30/09 7:10 PM EDT
|Toronto Blue Jays||Boston Red Sox|
|Jose Bautista - RF||Joey Gathright - CF|
|Aaron Hill - 2B||Josh Reddick - LF|
|Kevin Millar - 3B||Casey Kotchman - 1B|
|Vernon Wells - CF||David Ortiz - DH|
|Lyle Overbay - 1B||Rocco Baldelli - RF|
|Rod Barajas - C||George Kottaras - C|
|Randy Ruiz - DH||Alex Gonzalez - SS|
|Travis Snider - LF||Jed Lowrie - 3B|
|John McDonald - SS||Chris Woodward - 2B|
Today's thread title comes from the Tom Waits song "You're Innocent When You Dream"