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Hey Yankees... you can take your apology and your trophy and shove 'em straight up your ..... Gm 126 - Yanks @ Jays

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Well lets see, first off, last night was nearly as entertaining as it was supposed to be. I had to leave near the end of the 2nd inning and I can remember thinking, Its only 2-0 they are still in it as long as Rzep settles down and settles in. By the time I got to my girls into bed and out to the car to head to the grocery store the Yanks had already hit the Home Runs and the game for all practical purposes was over.

So to recap, There has been one tight and exciting game, one blowout for the Yanks.... that means it is our turn for the blowout right? RIGHT?

Pitching for the Jays is Brett Cecil who last pitched during the the 16-2 blowout against the Red Sox (omen?). He will inherit the tall task of shutting down the Yankees lineup. Opposing him his another good young pitcher in Phil Hughes. Phil and Brett are only 8 days apart in age and both under their respective team control for quite some time. I doubt this is the last time we have seen this matchup. Hughes has faced the Jays twice this season and won both of those contests. The first time out he went 6IP giving up 5ER and 3HR, next time out he didn't quite last as long only going 5.1IP but only giving up 1ER, he struck out 5 and walked 2 in each start.


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2010 - Brett Cecil 10-6 21 21 0 0 0 0 131.2 121 59 57 13 42 95 3.90 1.24


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2010 - Phil Hughes 15-5 23 23 0 0 0 0 140.2 132 62 61 18 38 116 3.90 1.21

For the lineup, Snider is out and Lewis is back in batting lead off. Of note Hill has been dropped in the lineup (as first pointed out by Craigincalgary). He bumps Buck and Overbay up while batting in front of EE. It is amazing to see how far he has fallen this year. He is was arguments to be the best 2nd basemen in all of baseball last year (if only he could walk more) and this year he is arguably the worst. Sad considering he is one of my favorites, well its sad anyways but you know what I mean.

Tune in after the jump for lineup and series info.


Current Series

3 game series vs Yankees @ Rogers Centre

Mon 08/23 WP: Scott Downs (5 - 5)
SV: Kevin Gregg
LP: David Robertson (2 - 4)
3 - 2 win
Tue 08/24 WP: Dustin Moseley (4 - 2)
LP: Marc Rzepczynski (1 - 2)
5 - 11 loss

New York Yankees
@ Toronto Blue Jays

Wednesday, Aug 25, 2010, 7:07 PM EDT
Rogers Centre

Phil Hughes vs Brett Cecil

Partly cloudy. Winds blowing out to right field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 75.

Complete Coverage >



Lineup

New York Yankees @ Toronto Blue Jays

08/25/10 7:07 PM EDT

New York Yankees Toronto Blue Jays
Derek Jeter - SS Fred Lewis - LF
Nick Swisher - RF Yunel Escobar - SS
Mark Teixeira - 1B Jose Bautista - RF
Robinson Cano - 2B Vernon Wells - CF
Marcus Thames - DH Adam Lind - DH
Jorge Posada - C John Buck - C
Austin Kearns - LF Lyle Overbay - 1B
Curtis Granderson - CF Aaron Hill - 2B
Eduardo Nunez - 3B Edwin Encarnacion - 3B

Keep it Civil and Go Jays Go

Today's title comes from the Bad News Bears.