Another game, Another day without Snider. According to the talk on Twitter the only change from the lineup yesterday is that Buck is sitting and Molina is taking his place to catch Cecil on the mound. I don't get it. Yesterday I could kind of understand. Snider's first day back just got done traveling back to TO and back with the team with and coaches again. Give him a game to get settled, but now? I figured he would have been playing Saturday and Sunday.
Currently right now the pitching matchup is supposed to feature Cecil throwing for the Jays against the tribe's Westbrook. The only problem is that as per the buzz on MLBTraderumors it looks like Westbrook may be part of a 3 team deal involving the Padres and Cardinals. No reports yet that he has been pulled from the start but it could change in a second. EDIT! - And now he has been traded. Josh Tomlin will get the start for the Cleveland Indians.
|2010 - Brett Cecil||8-5||17||17||0||0||0||0||106.1||93||48||46||10||31||74||3.89||1.17|
|2010 - Jake Westbrook||6-7||21||21||1||0||0||0||127.2||133||68||66||15||44||73||4.65||1.39|
|2010 - Josh Tomlin||1-0||1||1||0||0||0||0||7.0||3||1||1||0||0||2||1.29||.43|
As mentioned above we aren't going to see any changes in the lineup as we send out what I like to call the Morrow lineup the features Molina batting 9th and everything and everyone else staying the same.
I want to get more angry about this, It doesn't make sense to call up Snider to sit him both days especially when it is a night and day game. I just don't get it. And a lot of bloggers that are posting on twitter are agreeing. Although there are a couple that are saying they don't have a problem with Cito breaking up a winning lineup.
With the deadline being today at 4 we may see the Jays swing another move midgame. Apparently they have lowered their asking price for Frasor but not on anyone else so I guess we will see what happens.
Tune in after the jump for the series info and Snider-less lineup
Blue Jays lead the series 1-0
|Fri 07/30|| WP: Shaun Marcum (10 - 4) |
LP: Justin Masterson (3 - 10)
|8 - 1 win|
|Sun 08/01||1:07 PM EDT|
07/31/10 1:07 PM EDT
|Cleveland Indians||Toronto Blue Jays|
|Trevor Crowe - CF||Fred Lewis - LF|
|Asdrubal Cabrera - SS||Yunel Escobar - SS|
|Shin-Soo Choo - RF||Jose Bautista - RF|
|Carlos Santana - DH||Vernon Wells - CF|
|Matt LaPorta - 1B||Adam Lind - DH|
|Shelley Duncan - LF||Aaron Hill - 2B|
|Jayson Nix - 3B||Lyle Overbay - 1B|
|Jason Donald - 2B||Edwin Encarnacion - 3B|
|Chris Gimenez - C||Jose Molina - C|
Keep it Civil and Go Jays Go
Today's title from Alice in Wonderland.