Another day, another lineup of from the randomness that is your Toronto Blue Jays! I didn't even want to get into it too much after everything I caused over the past 2 days on the site, but all I can say is I really don't get it. Its one thing to completely disagree with a decision but a lot of time you can still see a justification in it. Originally the lineup posted had JPA and Snider hitting 8th and 9th. It will be Snider 6th start since coming back from injury, he has hit 1st, 8th, 7th and 9th (not in that order). Now I am not one to put much stock into the consistency in the lineup option but this seems a bit ridiculous, we now know that Escobar is sitting the game out and Snider is taking over 2nd spot in the order with McDonald taking over SS and batting ninth. To add into the craziness, Hill is now batting 4th in place of Wells. That same Hill that has been a shell of his former self all year long. Edwin has been moved in front of Lyle Overbay to bat 6th with Overbay now in the 7th spot.
It just all seems very random. Why is Snider in the 9 hole but with Escobar out of the lineup its ok to move all the way up to 2nd? I know Cito has said how he likes to run his lineup and that is pencil in his starters and run the same lineup out everyday, he said he appreciated that when he played so he tries to do the same thing for his players which is fine, But then I don't understand when Overbay and EE and others get shifted around but not someone like Hill or Lind. Its very confusing to me.
On the mound we have Dice-K taking on RickRo. Ricky Romero is coming off one of his best starts of his entire career. Last time out he dominated the Yankees to the tune of a complete game 2 hitter, he struck out 4 while walking one. Dice-K is really still trying to get out the kinks after being off most of last year and the first month of this year. Last time out he was quite good going 8 innings with only 5 hits, granted that was against the Cleveland Indians.
|2010 - Ricky Romero||9-7||22||22||3||1||0||0||147.0||131||62||55||9||53||128||3.37||1.25|
|2010 - Daisuke Matsuzaka||8-3||16||16||0||0||0||0||97.2||83||45||43||7||46||80||3.96||1.32|
Tune in after the jump for Lineups and Series info, Stick around for the game thread as we watch Romero try to go for win number 10 on the season. Right now Marcum leads the team with 10 wins followed closely by Romero, Cecil and Morrow. And remember, Wins are the most important Pitching statistic of ALL TIME! And if you disagree..... its Cito's Fault.
08/10/10 7:07 PM EDT
|Boston Red Sox||Toronto Blue Jays|
|Marco Scutaro - SS||Fred Lewis - CF|
|J.D. Drew - RF||Travis Snider - LF|
|Victor Martinez - C||Jose Bautista - RF|
|David Ortiz - DH||Aaron Hill - 2B|
|Adrian Beltre - 3B||Adam Lind - DH|
|Mike Lowell - 1B||Edwin Encarnacion - 3B|
|Bill Hall - LF||Lyle Overbay - 1B|
|Jed Lowrie - 2B||J.P. Arencibia - C|
|Jacoby Ellsbury - CF||John McDonald - SS|
Keep it Civil and Go Jays Go
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