Well the first game back from the break went pretty well. Although if you were watching the game you couldn't really escape the feeling that the game should have been well out of reach had our players been hitting like they can. As it was we scored enough anyways and despite the errors (that both came in the same inning) we were able to hold down the fort in the 8th and 9th to keep the lead and the win intact.
All in all a nice game to come back to baseball with. We were even treated to some spectular fielding by our new SS Escobar. Hopefully he makes some more great plays tonight, take that Blair.
Tonight on the mound we have Morrow taking on Guthrie in what should be an epic battle for the ages.... Yeah....Anyways! Morrow looks to continue his strong play into the second half. He may have started slowly but after being paired with Molina he really took off and started to show people the exact reason he was supposed to have such potential. Looking forward to some strikeouts tonight.
|2010 - Brandon Morrow||5-6||18||18||0||0||0||0||100.0||99||57||54||7||47||111||4.86||1.46|
|2010 - Jeremy Guthrie||3-10||18||18||0||0||0||0||111.1||112||61||59||15||34||57||4.77||1.31|
Overall Guthrie's numbers are not that bad, He doesn't walk a ton of people (only 2.9 per 9) but on the other hand he doesn't strike out a lot of people either. The biggest problem that Guthrie's faces each night isn't even something he controls. You can see by his record that he doesn't necessarily receive the best run support pitching for the last place O's.
For our lineup the only change is that Molina is behind the plate since Morrow is on the mound, he will bat out of hte 9th spot with Encarnacion moving up to 8th.
Tune in after the jump for full lineups and Series Info - Oh and by the way. To any Braves fans who are thinking about stopping by today's thread to tell us how much of an airhead and a bad person Escobar is, Just stop. Seriously. Do you not have your own team to worry about? Just leave unless you want to have an actual conversation and back it up with stats and examples. Otherwise you won't last long here.
Blue Jays lead the series 1-0
|Fri 07/16|| WP: Ricky Romero (7 - 6) |
SV: Kevin Gregg
LP: Brad Bergesen (3 - 7)
|4 - 2 win|
|Sun 07/18||1:35 PM EDT|
07/17/10 7:05 PM EDT
|Toronto Blue Jays||Baltimore Orioles|
|Fred Lewis - LF||Corey Patterson - DH|
|Yunel Escobar - SS||Miguel Tejada - 3B|
|Jose Bautista - RF||Nick Markakis - RF|
|Vernon Wells - CF||Ty Wigginton - 1B|
|Adam Lind - DH||Adam Jones - CF|
|Aaron Hill - 2B||Felix Pie - LF|
|Lyle Overbay - 1B||Craig Tatum - C|
|Edwin Encarnacion - 3B||Julio Lugo - 2B|
|Jose Molina - C||Cesar Izturis - SS|
Keep it Civil and Go Jays Go
Today's title is from Rocknrolla.