So Johnny's deserted us to go on holiday, even though I'm pretty sure that we made it clear to him that he wasn't allowed holidays during the season, (says me, just back from my own little holiday). But since he covered for me so well, we'll let him get away with this, but next year save it till after the season, my friend.
Anyone try to watch Mike Wilner with Jeff Blair? I tried but couldn't take it. The good news is Wilner will have a new appreciation for the folks that call into his show after the games. After dealing with Blair they will suddenly seem so much smarter.
Tonight Brett Cecil starts for us. Since his return to the team, Brett has worked at least 6 innings in each of his starts. He hasn't had the best August, 0-3 with a 4.59 ERA. The ERA isn't all that bad, but, as 90% of mainstream media will tell you, wins are the only things that count. Gotta pitch to the score Brett.
Speaking of not pitching to the score, Jeremy Guthrie is starting for the O's. He is 6-16 with a 4.42 ERA. Poor guy. I wonder if he can make it to 20 losses. They always say you have to be a good pitcher to lose 20.
Lineups after the Jump.
#27 / Pitcher / Toronto Blue Jays
Jul 02, 1986
#46 / Pitcher / Baltimore Orioles
Apr 08, 1979
|TORONTO BLUE JAYS||BALTIMORE ORIOLES|
|Yunel Escobar, SS||J.J. Hardy, SS|
|Eric Thames, LF||Nick Markakis, RF|
|Jose Bautista, RF||Adam Jones, CF|
|Adam Lind, 1B||Vlad Guerrero, DH|
|Edwin Encarnacion, DH||Matt Wieters, C|
|Kelly Johnson, 2B||Mark Reynolds, 1B|
|Brett Lawrie, 3B||Robert Andino, 3B|
|J.P. Arencibia, C||Nolan Reimold, LF|
|Mike McCoy, CF||Ryan Adams, 2B|
Go Jays. And, as always, Keep it Civil.