It’s cold in Detroit, and rainy and shitty out, but nobody wants a September make-up game, so here we go again. The Jays and Tigers are set to take the field on schedule (as of a half hour before first pitch), with Josh Johnson taking on Doug Fister in a battle of pitchers with names to make 15-year-olds squeal with laughter.

Grow up, 15-year-olds!

The Jays season is, of course, saved following yesterday’s come-from-behind win. And I say that, of course, totally sarcastically, because you’d have to be a fucking idiot to think that the season hung in the balance on April 10th.

Fingers crossed that the rain holds off! Unless, y’know, the Jays get themselves into an early hole… again.


Shi Davidi tweets that, as of 12:45, it was “1.6 C and miserable,” but that the game is going ahead as planned.

Mark DeRosa is in at third, and Maicer Izturis slides over to second base in place of an awful-looking Emilio Bonifacio. John Gibbons, according to a Davidi tweet, says that it was probably a good idea to give him a break.

John Lott tweets that there’s no Adam Lind in the lineup against the right-handed Fister because he wanted to have Bautista DH to protect his ankle. It doesn’t hurt, Gibbons adds, that Rajai Davis is 11-for-26 in his career against Fister, compared to Lind’s 1-for-10. Hey! Microsplits! Ugh.

Barry Davis tweeted last night that Sergio Santos is fine and was available to pitch last night, but was held out as a precaution due to some soreness in his triceps, which he also experienced back in the spring. He’s available to pitch today, though Darren Oliver is not, as he won’t go on back-to-back days, and also took that liner off his throwing elbow yesterday (though he stayed in the game).

NSFW language, but I’d be remiss if it didn’t: It’s So Cold In the D.

TV: Sportsnet

And now the lineups, by way of the live box score at theScore.com. And for those of you who’ll be out and about, be sure to follow all the action on your phone with Score Mobile

Toronto Blue Jays

SS Jose Reyes (S)
LF Melky Cabrera (S)
DH Jose Bautista (R)
1B Edwin Encarnacion (R)
C J.P. Arencibia (R)
RF Rajai Davis (R)
CF Colby Rasmus (L)
3B Mark DeRosa (R)
2B Maicer Izturis (S)

Josh Johnson RHP

Detroit Tigers

CF Austin Jackson (R)
RF Torii Hunter (R)
3B Miguel Cabrera (R)
1B Prince Fielder (L)
DH Victor Martinez (R)
LF Andy Dirks (L)
SS Jhonny Peralta (R)
C Alex Avila (L)
2B Omar Infante (R)

Doug Fister RHP

Comments (385)

  1. Arencibia’s average quickly plummeting back to his norm.

  2. Sad that the bright spot of this game is that the Tigers won’t bad in the bottom of the 9th, sparing the Jays bullpen from having to throw another inning.

  3. (11-1)
    Tabby the best.

  4. This post game graph is going to be depressing

  5. the season is over jump ship it’s sinking

  6. Wilner is a POS

  7. Blanco getting some quality ABs

  8. Jays need to fire Gibbons Farrell is even better than Gibbons sucks he’s a bum Farrel > Gibbons

  9. I can just imagine Reyes, Cabrera and Blanco sitting together on the plane out of Detroit saying ” fuck this”.

  10. yeah because that’s the standard this team should be aiming for?

  11. Starters:

    Dickey, 0-2 8.44ERA
    Morrow, 0-1, 5.59ERA
    Buehrle, 0-2, 10.24ERA
    Johnson, 0-2, 11.045ERA
    Happ 1-0, 0.00ERA

    Jesus fucking Christ, that is a horrible rotation through two turns (and wait ’til Happ gets bombed by the Royals tomorrow!)

  12. Jays haven’t lost the first three series to start a season since 1978.

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