Category: Lineups

Jays Try To End Power Outage, Perez Makes First Career Start

Blue Jays

  1. Hill – 2B (.224)
  2. Thames – LF (.272)
  3. Bautista – RF (.316)
  4. Encarnacion – 1B (.282)
  5. Rasmus – CF (.243)
  6. Lawrie – 3B (.346)
  7. Teahen – DH (.192)
  8. Arencibia – C (.212)
  9. McDonald – SS (.255)
A’s
  1. Weeks – 2B (.290)
  2. Crisp – CF (.270)
  3. Matsui – DH (.265)
  4. Willingham – LF (.251)
  5. Allen – 1B (.286)
  6. Jackson – RF (.260)
  7. Pennington – SS (.259)
  8. Suzuki – C (.232)
  9. Sizemore – 3B (.236)
Luis Perez (2-2  3.71 ERA) is making his first major league start today after making 29 appearances out of the bullpen this year for the Jays.  The A’s counter with Guillermo Moscoso (6-6  3.48 ERA) who has 3 wins in his last 4 starts.

Since leaving Seattle the Jays have had a brief 2 game power outage against the A’s.  The 7-0 victory on thursday aside, they were shut out 2-0 on Friday and couldn’t muster any offence in a 5-1 loss Saturday missing Bautista (stiff neck) and Lind (HBP in 1st inning).  The A’s are 5-4 against Toronto this season and after their terrible first half are 18-16 since the all-star break.  The Blue Jays are hoping to split this, and the season series in their final meeting this summer.  Jose Bautista is back in the lineup today in RF while Adam Lind will rest his wrist and is listed as day to day after his x-rays came back negative.
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Jays @ Mariners – August 17/11 Lineups

Blue Jays

  1. Escobar – SS (.296)
  2. Thames – LF (.276)
  3. Bautista – RF (.314)
  4. Lind – 1B (.266)
  5. Encarnacion – DH (.286)
  6. Rasmus – CF (.242)
  7. Lawrie – 3B (.385)
  8. Hill – 2B (.229)
  9. Molina – C (.311)
Mariners
  1. Suzuki – RF (.265)
  2. Gutierrez – CF (.218)
  3. Ackley – 2B (.291)
  4. Carp – 1B (.331)
  5. Wells – RF (.280)
  6. Robinson – LF (.281)
  7. Seager – 3B (.192)
  8. Bard – C (.222)
  9. Wilson – SS (.251)
In the rubber match and final meeting of the year between the Blue Jays and Mariners Brandon Morrow (8-7  4.55 ERA) takes the mound against his former squad.  Morrow is coming off a loss for the 3rd time in 4 starts when he gave up 5 runs to the Angels last friday.  The Blue Jays scored large against Seattle yesterday when they bounced back from blowing an early 6-0 lead to eventually win the game 13-7.  They will throw the same lineup out tonight.

Seattle sends Blake Beavan (3-3  3.59 ERA) against the Jays for the first time in his career.  Beavan is also coming off a loss last friday when the Red Sox touched him for 6 runs on 11 hits.  The Mariners will look to bounce back from the drubbing they took at the hands of the Jays last night.  First pitch is 10:10pm (7:10 local time).

Jays @ Mariners – August 16/11 Lineups & Roster Changes

Blue Jays

  1. Escobar – SS (.297)
  2. Thames – LF (.275)
  3. Bautista – RF (.311)
  4. Lind – 1B (.266)
  5. Encarnacion – DH (.284)
  6. Rasmus – CF (.242)
  7. Lawrie – 3B (.343)
  8. Hill – 2B (.226)
  9. Arencibia – C (.210)
Mariners
  1. Suzuki – RF (.268)
  2. Gutierrez – CF (.223)
  3. Ackley – 2B (.291)
  4. Carp – 1B (.326)
  5. Wells – DH (.283)
  6. Olivo – C (.215)
  7. Robinson – LF (.259)
  8. Seager – 3B (.163)
  9. Wilson – SS (.251)
The Jays send Brad Mills (1-2  6.46 ERA) to the mound to try and bounce back from the disheartening blown game last night.  Mills is coming off a 3 inning outing against the A’s in Toronto where he gave up 6 runs.  Mills has never faced anyone in Seattle’s starting lineup.

The Mariners counter with Jason Vargas (7-10  4.01 ERA) who is 1-1 with a 3.41 ERA averaging 6 innings in each of his last 3 starts.  The left handed starter is coming off a win 6 days ago against the Rangers in Texas.

John Farrell is sending the same lineup out tonight as he did last night, and will have to get used to yet another re-vamped bullpen as they’ve lost Jon Rauch to the 15-day disabled list with appendicitis after he had an emergency appendectomy in Seattle on Tuesday morning.  The Blue Jays also designated Trevor Miller for assignment only 20 days after obtaining his services on July 27 along with Colby Rasmus from the St. Louis Cardinals.  Both Rauch and Miller had a hand in last night’s loss as they both gave up late inning solo home runs.  Miller appeared in 6 games since the trade pitching 3-2/3 innings and putting up a 4.91 ERA.

To fill their spots on the 25 man active roster the Blue Jays have re-called Wil Ledezma who made a brief 2 game appearance earlier this season, and Rommie Lewis who is 3-3 with 4 saves and a 6.60 ERA with Las Vegas this season.

Jays At Mariners – August 15/11

Blue Jays

  1. Escobar – SS (.300)
  2. Thames – LF (.271)
  3. Bautista – RF (.311)
  4. Lind – 1B (.264)
  5. Encarnacion – DH (.287)
  6. Rasmus – CF (.242)
  7. Lawrie – 3B (.355)
  8. Hill – 2B (.226)
  9. Arencibia – C (.209)
Mariners
  1. Suzuki – RF (.269)
  2. Gutierrez – CF (.222)
  3. Ackley – 2B (.297)
  4. Carp – 1B (.320)
  5. Wells – DH (.275)
  6. Olivo – C (.215)
  7. Robinson – LF (.174)
  8. Seager – 3B (.174)
  9. Wilson – SS (.244)
The Blue Jays send Henderson Alvarez (0-0  4.76 ERA) to the mound to make his 2nd career start as the team begins a west coast road trip.  In his first outing Alvarez was solid against Oakland but not great.  The Jays are looking for an even better outing this time around now that the nerves are out of the way.  The Mariners counter with Micheal Pineda (9-7  3.57 ERA) who has a winning record for a very bad Mariners club.  The Jays are 4-2 against Seattle this year, including a recent 3 game sweep in Toronto.  The Mariners took 2 out of 3 when Toronto was in Seattle at the beginning of April.  This 3 game series will be the final meeting between these 2 teams this season.

Angels @ Jays – August 14/11

Blue Jays

  1. Escobar – SS (.302)
  2. Thames – LF (.270)
  3. Bautista – RF (.307)
  4. Lind – 1B (.268)
  5. Encarnacion – DH (.285)
  6. Rasmus – CF (.242)
  7. Lawrie – 3B (.370)
  8. Arencibia – C (.212)
  9. McDonald – 2B (.242)
Angels
  1. Bourjos – CF (.265)
  2. Callaspo – 3B (.293)
  3. Abreu – DH (.251)
  4. Hunter – RF (.255)
  5. Trumbo – 1B (.256)
  6. Wells – LF (.207)
  7. Kendrick – 2B (.291)
  8. Aybar – SS (.262)
  9. Wilson – C (.183)
Brett Cecil (4-5  4.31 ERA) on the mound for the Jays against Dan Haren (12-6  2.91 ERA) in the rubber match of the 3 game weekend Series.  The Jays line-up is for the most part back to normal today with Jose Bautista in RF, Adam Lind at 1B and Edwin Encarnacion hitting DH.  Aaron Hill is still on the bench today however with John McDonald in at 2B again.

The Angels struck first blood on Friday with a 5-1 victory over a seemingly disinterested Blue Jays club.  The tables were turned in a big way yesterday however when the Jays struck back with a big 11-2 win.  First pitch at 1:07pm

Blue Jays

  1. Escobar – SS (.305)
  2. Rasmus – CF (.238)
  3. Bautista – 3B (.322)
  4. Lind – 1B (.273)
  5. Encarnacion – DH (.271)
  6. Thames – RF (.280)
  7. Hill – 2B (.231)
  8. Snider – LF (.231)
  9. Arencibia – C (.220)
Rays
  1. Jennings – LF (.333)
  2. Damon – DH (.268)
  3. Longoria – 3B (.226)
  4. Zobrist – 2B (.282)
  5. Upton – CF (.225)
  6. Kotchman – 1B (.328)
  7. Rodriguez – SS (.220)
  8. Ruggiano – RF (.253)
  9. Shoppach – C (.188)

Brett Cecil (4-4  4.34 ERA) vs. Wade Davis (8-7  4.62 ERA). 12:10pm First Pitch

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Jays @ Rays – August 3/11

Blue Jays

  1. Escobar – SS (.305)
  2. Rasmus – CF (.237)
  3. Bautista – 3B (.324)
  4. Lind – 1B (.275)
  5. Encarnacion – DH (.271)
  6. Thames – RF (.285)
  7. Hill – 2B (.230)
  8. Snider – LF (.236)
  9. Arencibia – C (.219)
Rays
  1. Jennings – LF (.324)
  2. Damon – DH (.270)
  3. Longoria – 3B (.229)
  4. Zobrist – 2B (.281)
  5. Kotchman – 1B (.326)
  6. Upton – CF (.225)
  7. Joyce – RF (.276)
  8. Rodriguez – SS (.221)
  9. Chirinos – C (.172)
Carlos Villanueva (6-2  3.60 ERA) goes to the mound for the Blue Jays who are trying to win 4 in a row following a 3-1 win last night.  With a victory, the Blue Jays will move to 4 games above .500 for the first time this year as they are currently sitting 3 games above for the first time since May 2.  A win would also vault the Jays over the Rays for 3rd in the east.  Tampa Bay counters with James Shields (9-9  3.03 ERA) who is coming off of 4 straight quality starts where he is 3-0 with 1 no decision.  Game time is 7:10pm
Eric Thames is back in the line up batting 6th and playing right field.  Jays fans will still wait for Brett Lawrie for at least another night as he is yet to be called up to the big club.  Jose Bautista remains at 3B.