Game #46: Jays at O's pregame

Toronto (20-25) at Baltimore (21-25)
at 7:05 p.m. ET at Camden Yards

Today’s lineups:

BLUE JAYS
Adam Lind, LF
Lyle Overbay, 1B
Vernon Wells, CF
Troy Glaus, 3B
Matt Stairs, RF
Frank Thomas, DH
Aaron Hill, 2B
Jason Phillips, C
John McDonald, SS

PITCHING: RHP Shaun Marcum

ORIOLES
Brian Roberts, 2B
Melvin Mora, 3B
Nick Markakis, RF
Miguel Tejada, SS
Aubrey Huff, DH
Ramon Hernandez, C
Jay Gibbons, LF
Kevin Millar, 1B
Corey Patterson, CF

PITCHING: RHP Jeremy Guthrie

NOTES: Jays manager John Gibbons said RF Alex Rios was simply getting a day off on Thursday. With Rios out, Lind moved into the leadoff spot for the fifth time this season. Gibbons said he actually considered hitting Wells in the first spot of the order, but decided to keep him in the No. 3 hole. … C Gregg Zaun (broken right thumb) plans on taking live BP in Minnesota on Friday. … RHP Roy Halladay (appendicitis) is scheduled to throw a simulated game on Friday. … Gibbons said he received a phone message from LF Reed Johnson (back), who said he has started to swing a bat.

3 Comments

Hopefully he chooses Rios over Clayton in a pinch-hit situation.

He did.

And it worked. Nice to see Overbay swinging it well again, and I thought Thomas’s swing looked a lot more relaxed and balanced last night. He tagged a 94 mph fastball, so there’s nothing wrong with his bat.

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