Lousy ending to last night's game. I'm thinking Francisco shouldn't be in back to back games for a while. Other days he has been fine. Much as I hate losing to the Yankees that stuff happens sometimes. The bullpen has been so good this season that when there is a problem we are so surprised.
The news about Jesse Litsch is not good, I like Jesse a lot, seeing him play with kids when he was here in Calgary made me a fan for life. On the flip side, Brett Cecil is looking better down in Vegas, I'm wondering if he might be back sometime soon. We could use the Brett Cecil from last year.
I'm actually feeling pretty good about the team, we aren't hitting on all cylinders and yet we are keeping in games and around the .500 mark.
Line ups after the jump.
|TORONTO BLUE JAYS||NEW YORK YANKEES|
|Yunel Escobar, SS||Derek Jeter, SS|
|Corey Patterson, LF||Curtis Granderson, CF|
|Jose Bautista, 3B||Mark Teixeira, 1B|
|Juan Rivera, 1B||Alex Rodriguez, 3B|
|Jose Molina, C||Robinson Cano, 2B|
|Aaron Hill, 2B||Russell Martin, C|
|Eric Thames, DH||Nick Swisher, RF|
|Rajai Davis, CF||Andruw Jones, LF|
|Jayson Nix, 3B||Eduardo Nunez, 3B|
Jose Molina batting 5th??? The reasoning apparently is his numbers against Freddy Garcia, which are 8 for 30 with 1 RBI. I think if you value 20 at bats over, you know, a career where he has shown he should never bat in the middle of the order, you are doing something wrong. But then Molina has had a couple of good starts in a row. Maybe it will work.
Nix gets another start at third. Can he end the hitless streak? He hasn't looked good at the plate since coming back from the DL. I'd tend to give him slack, but then his career batting average is .213 so he has had a lot of these slumps. Could we see Lawrie soon. It really doesn't seem to be that he has more to gain by thumping Triple-A pitchers more.
The quote is from Pulp Fiction, one of my favorite movies. It seems fitting after a bad loss yesterday.
As Johnny says, keep it civil. GO JAYS