Man, the first part of our schedule is just brutal isn't it? Quite the shift from last year where we didn't face the Beasts in the East until a couple of months into the season. Quirks of the schedule I know, but in all truth I kind of like this one a bit more, last year we were built up a bit early in the season only to be knocked down a peg or two when we went into Boston for the first time. At least this time we can use the games against some of the best teams in the AL as a measuring stick.
The Jays are picking a good time to hit the big apple. We are going to miss the two NY pitchers that are going the best in CC Sabathia (no surprise there) and Bartolo Colon (uhhh, say what?). First up we have Ricky Romero taking on Freddy Garcia. Romero has been kind of unlucky so far early in the season, we all know how well he has done but meanwhile he is sporting a 1-3 record. Hey.... maybe wins are the best judge of talent, who whudda thunk it. Garcia is sporting a good line in just his 2 starts, Here's hoping the Jays get to the bullpen early as the Yankees middle relief isn't anything to write home about, although to be fair the same could be said for just about any team in the bigs.
|2011 - Ricky Romero||1-3||5||5||1||0||0||0||33.0||29||14||11||3||10||34||3.00||1.18|
|2011 - Freddy Garcia||1-0||3||2||0||0||0||0||13.0||5||1||1||0||4||9||0.69||.69|
Tonight Line-up Vs Yankees: Davis-CF, Escobar-SS, Bautista-RF, Lind-1B, Rivera-LF, Encarnacion-3B, Cooper-DH, Arencibia-C, McDonald-2B
NYY vs. TOR: Jeter SS, Swisher RF, Teixeira 1B, Rodriguez 3B, Cano 2B, Jones DH, Granderson CF, Martin C, Gardner LF, Garcia P
Notes: YAY Davis is back! And Welcome David Cooper fresh off his call-up from mashing in Vegas. Cooper slots into the DH slot and provides another lefty bat in the lineup. McDonald gets the call at 2nd base over McCoy and bats last. Everyone keep your fingers crossed for an Arencibia like debut for Cooper.
Keep it Civil and Go Jays Go
Title is an episode of Doctor Who Series 5