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No matter what I talk about, I always get back to baseball: GameThread Jays @ Rays

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The quote is from Connie Make, but seems to fit me, no matter what the conversation is, sooner or later I'll turn it back to baseball. But lately, everyone I run into seems to want to tell me how bad the Blue Jays have been. I KNOW.

Anyway, today we get to watch Chad Jenkins make his first major league start. I interested to see how he does. Hopefully he, and the Jays, can keep the Rays under double digits today. It would be nice to keep us within a touchdown or so of the lead.

Some offence would be ok too. I'm kind of feeling sorry for JP, it looks like he could have used more rehab time. He's only had 2 singles since coming back from his injury. Adam Lind has been slumping too, he has more triples (2) than home runs (1) in September. Hard to believe. I guess you could throw a dart at the starting lineup and you'd be likely to hit a player slumping, and put him out of the lineup for the rest of the season. Lawrie's hitting .231 this month. Johnson .196. Escobar .229. Davis .227. Rasmus .231 with 1 home run.

Lineup

TORONTO BLUE JAYS TAMPA BAY RAYS
Brett Lawrie, 3B Desmond Jennings, LF
Colby Rasmus, CF BJ Upton, CF
Edwin Encarnacion, DH Ben Zobrist, SS
Adam Lind, 1B Evan Longoria, 3B
J.P. Arencibia, C Luke Scott, DH
Yunel Escobar, SS Jeff Keppinger, 2B
Kelly Johnson, 2B Matt Joyce, RF
Moises Sierra, RF Carlos Pena, 1B
Anthony Gose, LF Stephan Vogt, C

Starting pitchers:


Chad Jenkins

#64 / Pitcher / Toronto Blue Jays

6-4

230

R

R

Dec 22, 1987



Jeremy Hellickson

#58 / Pitcher / Tampa Bay Rays

6-1

185

R

R

Apr 08, 1987


Come on Jays, let's win one, please.

You know the rules, it has been a long season, but lets keep things civil.

Go Jays.