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Toronto Blue Jays v Tampa Bay Rays

Brandon Morrow, Chad Jenkins takes the mound today for the Blue Jays, the ninth starter the team has already used so far this season. Jenkins, who has only made one start for Double-A New Hampshire since being activated from the disabled list, will be facing Ryan Dempster, who defeated the Jays in Toronto last week with six solid innings.

Same lineup today for the Jays, something we may have to get used to.

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Boston Red Sox v Toronto Blue Jays

The Blue Jays, who have now lost three straight after winning the first two games of the road trip, will send Mark Buehrle to mound against a familiar face in Clay Buchholz. Last week, Buchholz, was of course, the subject of some controversy, when he was accused of using a substance on his arm while on the mound against the Jays.

The Jays made some big moves to their lineup today, moving Bautista to the two-hole, Encarnacion to the three, while Melky Cabrera will lead-off.

The news on Brandon Morrow started good this morning, as the right-hander made his way to Boston from Florida after staying back due to a neck and back issue, but he is still experiencing discomfort, and is now expected to start Wednesday against the Giants.

 

 

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It’s still hard to believe the Jays record is not part of a bad dream, but nonetheless, Toronto will once again try and stop their losing streak as Brandon Morrow takes the hill against left-hander Joe Saunders. Morrow, still winless on the year, looked good last time out against the Red Sox, for three innings anyways, as David Ortiz and Mike Carp open the flood gates by homering off the right-hander in the fourth inning. Morrow has still be unable to go more than 6 1/3 innings in any start this season, and needs a good outing for more reasons that we can imagine.

The lineup shuffle continues today, but this time it’s due to a banged-up Brett Lawrie, who gets the day off.

 

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The Blue Jays will try and stop their three-game losing streak, and once again have the right man on the hill to do just that. R.A. Dickey, who appears to be healthy after having his MRI on his neck and back come back clean, will take the mound against fellow right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma. Iwakuma, who has registered 37 strikeouts to just five walks, has a 1.67 ERA and 3.24 FIP on the year in 37 2/3 innings.

Dickey, who has nine career appearances against the Mariners, hasn’t faced too many of the current Seattle roster, although Ibanez has had success against him in the past.

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Toronto Blue Jays v Baltimore Orioles

The Toronto Blue Jays will look to avoid being swept by the New York Yankees in the Bronx, and have the right man on the mound today to do just that today. R.A. Dickey, who appears to be healthy after leaving a few starts this year with back and neck stiffness, will go up against right-hander Phil Hughes, who has started more games against the Jays than any team in the league over his career, with not much success I may add.

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Toronto Blue Jays v Baltimore Orioles

The Toronto Blue Jays will look to rebound from two straight losses in New York in Game 3 of their four game series in the Bronx. The Jays will send left-hander J.A. Happ to the mound against the Yankees ace of the staff, CC Sabathia.  Last night’s spot starter, Aaron Laffey, who was designated for assignment after last night’s game, will be replaced on the roster by right-hander Justin Germano. In four games at Triple-A Buffalo, Germano posted a 6.65 ERA, 3.85 FIP and 5.9 K/9 in 23 innings.

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The Toronto Blue Jays will try and avoid the three game sweep at the hands of the New York Yankees in the finale of the three game series at Rogers Centre. Josh Johnson, who looked like the pitcher the Jays thought they were getting from the Marlins in his outing against the White Sox, will take the mound against Ivan Nova.

Bautista is back in right field today, and when you scroll down to the lineups, don’t fall off your chair! Kawasaki is batting leadoff today!

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