Well Game 1 went pretty well. A couple more home runs including one each from Wells and Hill. Also Bautista hit an inside the parker (legal disclaimer: not an actual inside the park home run, triple with error. Close enough). Marcum wasn't great last night, but he was solid enough to shut down the O's for 6 innings. He was followed up by Camp, Janssen and Gregg who threw a shutout inning each. Gregg looked good in the 9th striking out 3 around a sole single. This was Toronto's 5th shutout this year and they are now 4-0 against the O's. Not too shabby at all. It also gave Marcum his 5th win and with his other stats he could actually start to get Cy Young press and most certainly All-Star talk.
This afternoon is the second game of the series, and we have two young guys that should be featured opponents in the AL East for years to come. Chris Tillman makes his 2010 ML debut as he takes over the 5th spot in the rotation from David Hernandez. Last year Chris went 2-5 with a 5.40 ERA and a 1.554 WHIP his K/BB ratio stood at 1.63 with 39Ks vs 29BBs he pitched 65 Innings. Opposing him taking the mound for the bluebirds is Brett Cecil. Cecil has done pretty great this year and has people looking at a 1-2-3 of Marcum, Romero and Cecil as being as solid as they come. The only question I have is whether or not we see Cecil with glasses or sans glasses today. The reports indicated that went they went on their 9 game road trip he left them in Toronto. Obviously things worked out well for him on the trip but now that he is back in Toronto does he go back to the glasses? Baseball players are notoriously superstitious and he may not want to mess with something that is working.
|2010 - Brett Cecil||4-2||7||7||0||0||0||0||41.2||36||19||19||4||12||33||4.10||1.15|
#54 / Pitcher / Baltimore Orioles
Apr 15, 1988
From the Blue Jays twitter feed the roof status for today's game is open on what looks to be a beautiful day in the big smoke.
Only one small change from yesterday's lineup. Molina is in for Buck. As such EE bumps up to number 8 and Molina bats 9th. Everything else stays the same including Bautista in the 5th spot followed by Gonzalez and Overbay.
Tune in after the jump for Lineups and Series Info.
Blue Jays lead the series 1-0
|Fri 05/28|| WP: Shaun Marcum (5 - 1) |
LP: Kevin Millwood (0 - 5)
|5 - 0 win|
|Sun 05/30||1:07 PM EDT|
05/29/10 1:07 PM EDT
|Baltimore Orioles||Toronto Blue Jays|
|Julio Lugo - 2B||Fred Lewis - LF|
|Nick Markakis - RF||Aaron Hill - 2B|
|Ty Wigginton - 1B||Adam Lind - DH|
|Miguel Tejada - 3B||Vernon Wells - CF|
|Luke Scott - LF||Jose Bautista - RF|
|Adam Jones - CF||Alex Gonzalez - SS|
|Garrett Atkins - DH||Lyle Overbay - 1B|
|Craig Tatum - C||Edwin Encarnacion - 3B|
|Cesar Izturis - SS||Jose Molina - C|
Keep it Civil and Go Jays Go
Today's title comes from the TV Show House.