- The Jays enter tonight’s game at 63-55, 7.5 games behind the Yankees. They had won 4 in a row and 6 of 7 before losing the final game of the Twins series. Toronto fans would tell you they are still alive, but we are telling you right now…They are D-O-N-E, Done.
- The Rays are coming off two straight sweeps on the west coast. Those were the 5th and 6th times this season that they have been swept (all on the road) including 4 since the All-Star break.
- Toronto leads the season series 7 games to 5 and are 4-2 at The Trop.
- The Rays are last in the majors in batting average (.241) and OBP (.302). Then consider that the opponents batting average is highest in the majors (.313). Which leads us to ask…How in the heck do the Rays have a better record than Kansas City and Pittsburgh?
- For good measure, the Blue Jays have the highest batting average in the majors (.287). That’s a recipe for disaster.
- Tonight’s starter for the Jays, Roy Halladay is tied for the major league lead in wins. This is the first time he has pitched this late in the season since 2003, and he may be starting to tire. He has an ERA of 5.40 in two August starts.
Tuesday, 7:15 et
Toronto Roy Halladay, RHP (14-3, 3.23)
Devil Rays Jae Seo, RHP (3-9, 5.23)
Wednesday, 7:15 et
Toronto Ted Lilly, LHP (10-10, 4.01)
Devil Rays James Shields, RHP (4-6, 4.99)
Thursday, 7:15 et
Toronto A. J. Burnett, RHP (4-5, 4.46)
Devil Rays Scott Kazmir, LHP (10-8, 3.43)