Game #83: Jays at A's pregame

Toronto (40-42) at Oakland (42-40)
at 10:05 p.m. ET at McAfee Coliseum

Today’s lineups:

BLUE JAYS
Vernon Wells, CF
Gregg Zaun, C
Alex Rios, RF
Troy Glaus, 3B
Frank Thomas, DH
Matt Stairs, 1B
Aaron Hill, 2B
Adam Lind, LF
John McDonald, SS

PITCHING: RHP Jesse Litsch

ATHLETICS
Shannon Stewart, LF
Mark Kotsay, CF
Nick Swisher, RF
Jack Cust, DH
Eric Chavez, 3B
Dan Johnson, 1B
Mark Ellis, 2B
Bobby Crosby, SS
Jason Kendall, C

PITCHING: RHP Joe Blanton

NOTES: 1B Lyle Overbay took BP on the field prior to Tuesday’s game and put on a show. He peppered the bleachers with homer after homer and reported to pain afterward. He’s still having some issues with hand strength while gripping the bat, but nothing major. Overbay said he’ll likely head out on a Minor League rehab assignment this weekend and could be back with the Jays for the Boston series after the break. … LF Reed Johnson began his Minor League rehab with Triple-A Syracuse on Tuesday night. … The Toronto chapter of the BBWAA named Frank Thomas and Shaun Marcum the Jays’ Player and Pitcher of the Month for June. … RHP Roy Halladay ranks behind Boston’s Hideki Okajima and Detroit’s Jeremy Bonderman in the Final Vote race for the last All-Star roster spot. … Toronto manager John Gibbons hinted that C/1B Curtis Thigpen and LF Adam Lind might be headed back to Triple-A when Overbay and Johnson are both back in Toronto uniforms. … LHP Gustavo Chacin is slated to throw off a mound again on Thursday.

4 Comments

Looked to me like they mailed it in today; no energy no motivation. Two errors which gave up two runs, and frankly should have been 3 errors not 2.

“1 earned run, and we lose.”

Great start from Jessie. 4 hits from this lineup!!!!!

Pathetic.

Last year the jays struggled with pitching but the offence was one of the best (if not the best in the league). When the jays missed out on Lilly and Meche, I thought they were going to have the same problem. Then I saw them get the big hurt and I thought that the offence was going to be even better. But who knew that the pitching was going to be great and the offence was going to stink.

I can’t help but wonder why a lineup like the one Gibbons put out there yesterday who get paid between them minus the pitcher or pinchhiters about 37mil.per year can’t hit that dam round ball with that stupid round bat.That game made me sick last night Jessie did not deserve that outcome.This team needs motivation they don’t seem to be getting it from the people in place now. I don’t know about the rest of you but i think they have to make some changes now or all is lost. gsummer summed it up with one word -PATHETIC-

I believe gibbons need to get out of Toronto. I think any other manager would be able to handle this team better.

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