The good news: I didn’t die last night of the one bite I took of the hot dogs I was pretty sure I’d seen centuries old corpses dragged out of peat bogs looking less weathered than (seriously, WTF, Rogers Centre?), but the bad news is I spent most of today feeling like I’d have preferred if I did. Should have went with the hair of the dog method, I think, but… y’know… hindsight… 20/20… etc.

Anywho, Mark Buerhle’s looking to keep on Buehrlin’ as he faces off with his one-time White Sox rotation mate Jake Peavy, who, of course, now pitches for Fuckface Farrell and the Boston Red Sox. And this one is nifty test for the Baseball Gods: Buehrle is certainly due a disaster sooner or later, and yet, the Jays can’t possibly keep shitting the bed like they have been a little too often lately, can they?

Well, I’m sure they can, but let’s effing hope not. I mean, who the hell wants to flip this game on when the Raptors hit halftime and see a crooked number on the board? Not I, though with Buehrle pitching, we might be into the eighth inning by the time they hit halftime in Brooklyn.


Only bit of scuttlebutt I’m interested in today is Scott MacArthur’s piece from TSN.ca, in which he tells us that Dustin McGowan plans to wear an insulin pump when he pitches — in addition to working on his conditioning more between starts — with the hope of being able to go deeper into games. I still think he’s their best option and should be given a bit more rope here.

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Next game: Tomorrow and Saturday, 1:07 PM ET, vs. Baltimore

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And now, the lineups… 

Toronto Blue Jays

SS Jose Reyes (S)
LF Melky Cabrera (S)
RF Jose Bautista (R)
1B Edwin Encarnacion (R)
C Dioner Navarro (S)
1B Juan Francisco (L)
3B Brett Lawrie (R)
CF Colby Rasmus (L)
2B Ryan Goins (L)

RHP Mark Buehrle

Boston Red Sox

2B Dustin Pedroia (R)
RF Shane Victorino (S)
DH David Ortiz (L)
1B Mike Napoli (R)
LF Johnny Gomes (R)
SS Xander Bogaerts (R)
C A.J. Pierzynski (L)
3B Will Middlebrooks (R)
CF Jackie Bradley Jr. (L)

RHP Jake Peavy

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  1. Idle question, but what’s the Jays’ record since the spirit animal was sent down?

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