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OT: Jays (11-16) @ Us (Sox) (16-12). 7:05 EDT

2008 - Dustin McGowan
1-2 4.18 1.71 23 16


2008 - Daisuke Matsuzaka
4-0 3.14 1.24 28 17

And the lineups:


Toronto Blue Jays @ Boston Red Sox

04/30/08 7:05 PM EDT

Toronto Blue Jays Boston Red Sox

Alex Rios - RF

Dustin Pedroia - 2B

David Eckstein - SS

Kevin Youkilis - 1B

Scott Rolen - 3B

David Ortiz - DH

Matt Stairs - DH

Manny Ramirez - LF

Vernon Wells - CF

Mike Lowell - 3B

Lyle Overbay - 1B

Brandon Moss - RF

Aaron Hill - 2B

Jason Varitek - C

Adam Lind - LF

Coco Crisp - CF

Gregg Zaun - C

Julio Lugo - SS

I have tried, in vain, to find something substantial about Drew's injury last night. You'll notice, people who agree with me, that Coco is not leading off. DP-Youks, and it just feels like old times. Y'know. Except for Brandon Moss being in RF.

...on average, Dustin McGowan has been league-average. ERA+ of 100 despite a WHIP (1.714) that even Jon Lester could raise his eyebrows at. Luckily for McGowan, Dice-BB (5.34 BB/9) is his opponent.

Could be in for a good number of baserunners tonight. It's certainly not a good bet for another quick pitchers' duel. Of course, with Lester on the mound, last night's wasn't either. What've we got going for us? A pitcher who had pretty excellent results when he got a bit of extra rest last season. And he hasn't pitched since April 18th.

Anyone think it says a lot that Moss isn't quite in the bottom 3rd while 'Tek is? It's one spot, but I think it shows at least a little bit of faith in him.

"Fake Controversy Edit" Is Amalie Benjamin trying to start some $%^&? :)

You'll notice that J.D. Drew and Jacoby Ellsbury are both out because of their recent injuries. Dustin Pedroia, however, is not a pansy in, even after jamming his shoulder on that ninth-inning diving play yesterday.

Okay. I might've added some context. :)