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High as the Moon: GameThread for Toronto Blue Jays at Kansas City Royals, 23 April 2012, 8:10 PM EDT

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Okay, everyone, break out the brooms!


The Jays look to sweep the four-game set against Kansas City tonight. The Jays got the Royals at the right time, let's just hope they can hold on to finish them off. Brandon Morrow takes the hill for our corvids and Bruce Chen will be his regal analog. The Colby lovers will be disappointed to see Rasmus bats last and the Lawrie lovers will be delighted to see that Brett may be the new #5 hitter. Lind's been dropped in the lineup, maybe shaking things up will be good for him. Chris Getz leads off (?) for the Royals, who've had interesting (shall we say?) leadoff batters throughout the series.

Full lineups after the jump.

TorontoEscobar, SS
Johnson, 2B
Bautista, RF
Encarnacion, DH
Lawrie, 3B
Davis, LF
Lind, 1B
Arencibia, C
Rasmus, CF

Kansas City

Getz, 2B
Gordon, LF
Butler, DH
Hosmer, 1B
Francoeur, RF
Moustakas, 3B
Pena, C
Maier, CF
Escobar, SS

Back to the Get Up Kids tonight since the Kansas City (or, actually, as hugo pointed out, Lawrence, KS (this was not a contest to see how many commas I could use, though, if it had been, I'd imagine that I'd have beaten my expectations))-based groups have been working well. We'll all be high as the moon if the Jays can hold on for the sweep. Hopefully Brandon's lights-out.

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And . . . Go Jays Go!