Sorry the game thread wasn't up sooner. I thought I had published it, but actually I was just standing there at the keyboard not typing anything and apparently that's not the same thing. But enough about Ryan Sweeney. Vin Mazzaro takes the mound, having won each of his first two major leagues start and none since. He is opposed by lefty Ricky Romero, former teammate of Kurt Suzuki at Cal-State Fullerton and the author of 7 shutout innings against the A's on April 19th.
The fact that Scott Hairston is batting cleanup elicits a snort from me, and not the good kind.
08/02/09 1:05 PM PDT
|Toronto Blue Jays||Oakland Athletics|
|Jose Bautista - LF||Adam Kennedy - 3B|
|Aaron Hill - 2B||Rajai Davis - CF|
|Adam Lind - DH||Kurt Suzuki - C|
|Lyle Overbay - 1B||Scott Hairston - LF|
|Vernon Wells - CF||Jack Cust - RF|
|Alex Rios - RF||Tommy Everidge - DH|
|Edwin Encarnacion - 3B||Bobby Crosby - 1B|
|Rod Barajas - C||Mark Ellis - 2B|
|John McDonald - SS||Cliff Pennington - SS|