Sans Hill…again

NEW YORK — Aaron Hill was still out of the lineup for the Blue Jays on Wednesday night. But, did you know that apparently it’s allowed for Toronto to use the same lineup two days in a row? Yeah, I know, I wasn’t sure if that was legal or not, either.

And get this, the lineup used tonight is actually the fourth time this particular lineup has been used this season. Of the 49 lineups used this season, that makes this starting nine tied for th emost often used order…and it’s without the Jays’ starting second baseman.

The other most often used lineup is the one that opened the season: 1. David Eckstein, SS, 2. Matt Stairs, LF, 3. Alex Rios, RF, 4. Vernon Wells, CF, 5. Frank Thomas, DH, 6. Lyle Overbay, 1B, 7. Aaron Hill, 2B, 8. Marco Scutaro, 3B, 9. Gregg Zaun, C. Remember that one?

Today’s lineups:

TORONTO (32-28) at NEW YORK (28-30)
at 7:05 p.m. ET at Yankee Stadium

BLUE JAYS
Shannon Stewart, LF
Marco Scutaro, 2B
Alex Rios, CF
Scott Rolen, 3B
Matt Stairs, DH
Lyle Overbay, 1B
Rod Barajas, C
Brad Wilkerson, RF
David Eckstein, SS

PITCHING: RHP Jesse Litsch (7-1, 3.18)

YANKEES
Johnny Damon, LF
Derek Jeter, SS
Bobby Abreu, RF
Alex Rodriguez, 3B
Hideki Matsui, DH
Wilson Betemit, 1B
Robinson Cano, 2B
Jose Molina, C
Melky Cabrera, CF

PITCHING: RHP Mike Mussina (8-4, 4.26)

NOTES: RHP Brian Wolfe was activated from the 15-day disabled list and optioned to Triple-A Syracuse; SS John McDonald began his rehab stint with Class A Dunedin and will need around a week, perhaps less, of games before returning to Toronto; Zaun played catch and hit prior to Wednesday’s game to further test his injured right elbow; Hill (concussion) took part in pregame drills.

1 Comment

Yea I had a feeling that Litche wasn’t going to do that well tonight or atleast not last that long. A strike thrower as he is and a taking alot of pitches and only swinging at strikes like the yankess lineup is, goes in favor to the yankees. Litche will definetely have to improve on this in the future.

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