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The world used to be a bigger place - June 11th 2011 - BoSox @ Jays

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I have nothing to say about the game yesterday. It was bad all around and felt like one of those that we couldn't even put up a fight for. I left after the game was over just feeling a little depressed about everything. I always try to remember that baseball is just a game and if wins and losses are directly impacting my life I need to step back for a bit, but sometimes I just can't help it. The losses don't bother me as much as the manner in which we lose, yesterday was one of those days that felt like the Jays didn't even show up and that just gets me down a bit.

Taking the mound for the two weekend series the Jays are going to have two guys that can be a bit wild in Morrow and Drabek, Against a team like the Red Sox that can be a very deadly combination. So far on the year Morrow has shown the most control of the two so hopefully he can control his fastball a bit today and get more swinging stikes then the ol base on balls. There up against the best investment the Red Sox have ever made since Dice-K in John Lackey.


Brandon Morrow

#23 / Pitcher / Toronto Blue Jays

6-3

195

R

R

Jul 26, 1984



W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2011 - Brandon Morrow 2-3 9 9 0 0 0 0 50.0 46 26 25 1 22 62 4.50 1.36


John Lackey

#41 / Pitcher / Boston Red Sox

6-6

245

R

R

Oct 23, 1978



W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2011 - John Lackey 3-5 8 8 0 0 0 0 45.0 56 38 38 6 20 21 7.60 1.69

Interesting notes: YAY Yunel Escobar makes his return to the lineup and the leadoff position. Aaron Hill gets the day off as McCoy remains in the lineup at second base. Jose Molina gets the start behind the plate to catch Morrow and Edwin Encarnacion gets the start in the lineup at DH. I really think Edwin is done as a fielder unless its a replacement late in the game after a pinch hit.

Can Lawrie come soon please?

For the Red Sox. The game may go a little quicker today as Kevin Youkillis is out of game, likely to rest after what appeared to be some sort of a neck strain sustained sliding into second during last nights game. To shift around the lineup, Lowrie moves over to 3rd and Marco Scutaro gets into the lineup at SS. J.D Drew takes over RF in place of Mike Cameron from last night.

Full Lineups and Series info after the jump

Magic Eight Ball Predictions of a Jays win: Outlook not so good

Lineup

TORONTO BLUE JAYS BOSTON RED SOX
1. Yunel Escobar, SS 1. Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
2. Corey Patterson, LF 2. Dustin Pedroia, 2B
3. Jose Bautista, RF 3. Adrian Gonzalez, 1B
4. Adam Lind, 1B 4. David Ortiz, DH
5. Edwin Encarnacion, DH 5. Jed Lowrie, 3B
6. Jose Molina, C 6. Corey Crawford, LF
7. Rajai Davis, CF 7. Mar-co *Clap Clap* Scu-ta-ro *Clap Clap*, SS
8. Jayson Nix, 3B 8. J.D. Drew, RF
9. Mike McCoy, 2B 9. Jason Varitek, C

Current Series

Red Sox lead the series 1-0

Fri 06/10 WP: Clay Buchholz (5 - 3)
LP: Jo-Jo Reyes (2 - 5)
1 - 5 loss

Boston Red Sox
@ Toronto Blue Jays

Saturday, Jun 11, 2011, 1:07 PM EDT
Rogers Centre

John Lackey vs Brandon Morrow

Cloudy. Winds blowing out to left field at 10-15 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 60.

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Sun 06/12 1:07 PM EDT

Keep it Civil and Go Jays Go

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