Take two today, boys! That is what the fans want you to do with the Blue Jays. After seeing how the team performed against a lefty, we are starting to expect things from you. Today, Robin is sending out the following guys to hopefully live up to our expectations:
Alejandro De Aza CF, Youk 3B, Big Donkey DH, The King 1B, Alex Rios RF, AJ Pierzynski C, The Cuban Tank LF, The Cuban Missile SS, O-Dog 2B.
Mr. Consistently Inconsistent will start for the White Sox today. Lately, Gavin Floyd has been pretty good and not making fans hate him and shipped out of town.
In his last three starts, he is 2-1 with a 1.93 ERA. This is a marked improvement over his prior six starts where he went 1-4 with an ERA north of 10. His last start was against the Yankees and he gave up four runs on eight hits in 5.2 innings for the loss. That could be a horrible thing, but when you consider it was the Yankees, it isn’t so bad.
In his career against the Blue Jays, Gavin is 0-5 with a 7.26 ERA. This is over seven career games, five of which were starts. Today, let’s hope he breaks that losing streak.
John Farrell will send out the following guys in hopes of getting back on the winning track:
Brett Lawrie 3B, Colby Rasmus CF, Jose Bautista RF, Edwin Encarnacion DH, Adam Lind 1B, Yunel Escobar SS, Rajai Davis LF, Omar Vizquel 2B, J.P. Arencibia C.
Ricky Romero will start for the Blue Jays. Ricky is looking to get his second win of the season against the White Sox. Last month, he went seven innings and giving up three runs in the win. In his career against the White Sox, he is 3-0 with a 3.62 ERA.
Lately, Ricky hasn’t been very good. He has suffered his first back to back losses this season. In those starts he gave up 17 runs, 16 of which were earned. He has also allowed at least four runs in 10 of the past 12 starts. This could prove to be a good omen for the White Sox today.
*Notes: Sweeps it is! The White Sox are the ONLY team in major league baseball that has not been swept this season. This despite some ugly stretches with losses in them. Before the series earlier in the week, the Texas Rangers had not been swept in a three or four game series since June of 2011. Kudos to the Sox for ending Texas’ span of 52 games without getting swept. The sweep of the Rangers was the sixth of the season for the White Sox. It was also the first time the Sox swept the Rangers since 2001.
The Blue Jays released old-man Jamie Moyer. He began the season with the Colorado Rockies before getting released by that team. He tried to make a comeback with the Orioles, but was also released. Now the question is whether Jamie will give up baseball now or try to latch on with another team.