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GameThread for Game 8: Rays @ Jays

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Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports

I guess even a team averaging 5.5 runs per game will have the odd game where they can't score. I'm hoping it doesn't happen two days in a row.

R.A. Dickey had a good game, with one very bad inning. Unfortunately, we couldn't make up the 2 runs he allowed.

You know, I think it is time to get someone up with the team that could give Jose Reyes a day off:

This stuff bugs me....they said they would rest Reyes more this year, and he's hurting and he's still playing everyday. At least have him DH for a game or two.

Oh well.

Daniel Norris gets his second start of the season. He went 5.2 innings, seemed to tired at the end of it, he gave up 2 home runs in the 6th inning. I think me might be a 6 inning pitcher for the first couple of months of the season. Course, now that I've said that, he'll go 8 tonight.

The Rays have something they found in last night's crowd pitching for them tonight. Matt Andriese is making his first career start tonight, he threw a scoreless inning of relief against the Marlins last week.

The big story out of last night was the turf, which apparently is a bunch slower than last year, and there is this:

Which is more than a little weird.

Lineup

BLUE JAYS RAYS
Jose Reyes, SS Brandon Guyer, LF
Dalton Pompey, CF Steven Souza, RF
Jose Bautista, RF Asdrubal Cabrera, SS
Edwin Encarnacion, 1B Evan Longoria, 3B
Josh Donaldson, 3B Desmond Jennings, CF
Dioner Navarro, DH Logan Forsythe, 2B
Russell Martin, C Rene Rivera, 1B
Kevin Pillar, LF Tim Beckham, 2B
Devon Travis, 2B Bobby Wilson, C
Daniel Norris, P Matt Andriese, P

GO JAYS GO!


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