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I May Appear to Be Imperfect, But My Love is Something You Can't Reject: Game Thread Jays at Indians.

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Happy Cinco De Mayo.

We have a shot at our second sweep of the season. Yesterday might not have been a great pitching performance from Ricky Romero but he fought through 6 innings and we got him enough runs for the win. Young pitchers are going to have bad starts, actually any pitcher is going to have the occasional bad start. It is nice that the offense can step up like they did yesterday.

It is great to see Travis Snider get some balls to fall in. 3 hits and 2 doubles yesterday, after a double and a homer the night before. The last 5 games he is 8 for 19. Another 2 for 4 day would get him up over the .200 mark. Small steps. Since he's been hitting the ball hard since the start of the season, it must feel good that some of them are falling in for him.

At the other end of the scale Adam Lind is 0 for May. 4 hitless games. As slumps go it isn't a long one, but he never went more than 3 games without a hit last year. Everyone is allowed a slump, but if you could Adam, end it here. If I was Cito, I'd give him a game in the outfield to change things up for him.

Game information after the jump.


Next Game

Toronto Blue Jays
@ Cleveland Indians

Wednesday, May 5, 2010, 12:05 PM EDT
Progressive Field

Brandon Morrow vs Fausto Carmona

Partly cloudy,rain. Winds blowing out to center field at 15-20 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 75.

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Lineup

Toronto Blue Jays @ Cleveland Indians

05/05/10 12:05 PM EDT

Toronto Blue Jays Cleveland Indians
Fred Lewis - LF Mark Grudzielanek - 2B
Aaron Hill - 2B Grady Sizemore - CF
Adam Lind - DH Shin-Soo Choo - RF
Vernon Wells - CF Jhonny Peralta - 3B
Lyle Overbay - 1B Travis Hafner - DH
Alex Gonzalez - SS Russell Branyan - 1B
Jose Bautista - 3B Matt LaPorta - LF
Travis Snider - RF Luis Valbuena - SS
Jose Molina - C Mike Redmond - C


Brandon has had 3 good starts in a row, 2 runs or less in each for a 2.37 ERA in those three games. Hope it continues.

In other news, former Jay farm hand, Buck Coats, was traded by the Royals to the White Sox. I hope he gets some major league time.

Title lyric is from Old Brown Shoe, one of George Harrison's earlier Beatles songs. Brett Cecil's 6 innings of perfection had me thinking of it.

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