Out of the frying pan into the fire so to speak. Texas came into this season with a chip on their shoulder. I suspect a lot of people didn't really expect them to make it as far as they did last year and it seems that this year they were intent to prove it was no fluke. They came out of the gate about as hot as you possibly could. They have cooled off a bit since then going 5-5 in their last 10 and losing their young closer Neftali Feliz has to hurt, but this is a team that has power to spare and is quite impressive when things are going well.
The Jays, well we started out pretty hot but things has gone sideways in quite a hurry, after our 5-1 start the Jays have proceeded to go 4-11 over their next 15. Of course in this time we have seen the comments and discussions on the site drop into dangerous levels. Everyone seems on edge. Its time like this that I like to remind people of the following video.
There, isn't everyone just a little bit happier now? Good.
On to todays game we have young future Cy Young Hall of Famer Kyle Drabek (No Pressure!) taking on Colby Lewis.
|2011 - Kyle Drabek||1-0||4||4||0||0||0||0||24.0||19||9||8||2||15||19||3.00||1.42|
|2011 - Colby Lewis||1-2||4||3||0||0||0||0||17.0||17||12||11||5||6||11||5.82||1.35|
Lewis last pitched against the Jays on September 9th of 2010, he threw 6.1 innings giving up 5Hs 2BBs and only 1 earned run he struck out 8 and got the victory as the Rangers went on to win 4-2 that game.
Tonight's Line-up vs. @Rangers Escobar-SS, Patterson-CF, Bautista-RF, Lind-1B, Rivera-DH, Molina-C, Snider-LF, McDonald-2B, Woodward-3B
2B Ian Kinsler SS Elvis Andrus DH Michael Young 3B Adrian Beltre RF Nelson Cruz LF David Murphy C Yorvit Torrealba 1B Mitch Moreland CF Julio Borbon
Interesting Notes: Still no Encarnacion, Escobar back leading off. Rivera still in the 5th spot and Molina batting before Snider. And look we have a Woodward sighting!
I will be in and out of the thread tonight as I am taking a night off baseball (mostly, as I can't resist checking in)
4 game series vs Rangers @ Rangers Ballpark in Arlington
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|Wed 04/27||8:05 PM EDT|
|Thu 04/28||2:05 PM EDT|
Keep it Civil and Go Jays Go