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Open Thread: 5/25/05 @ TOR

Last night was just plain old ugly, and we get to thank Reed Johnson for his two home run effort for making us sad and disappointed Red Sox fans a day after. A 9-6 loss which included a walk-off home run is not the way to end your day.

David Wells was pretty atrocious, yet better than last time out, which doesn't say much about our aging lefty. Wells pitched into the seventh inning, but gave up five runs in doing so. In the 9th, Alan Embree came into a 6-6 ballgame, and after getting one man out, dished a fat one to Johnson who sent it out of the yard. Game over.

Time for redemption.

For redemption we turn to undefeated Bronson Arroyo (4-0, 3.21 ERA), who matches up against Ted Lilly (2-4, 8.10 ERA) who takes the hill for Toronto.

Arroyo is fresh off his suspension and ready to jump on the hill against a team he's had great success against this season. Arroyo has started twice against the Jays, and has a 2.08 ERA in 13 innings. Arroyo also historically dominates Toronto batters, with Eric Hinske being the exception, coming into the game with a .462 batting average.

Let's start a (winning) streak, shall we?

Update [2005-5-25 19:59:57 by Randy Booth]: Trot Nixon makes his first start against a lefty tonight. Has Terry Francona been reading my website again?