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Photo Credit: Jerry Acton

Game Threat: Which Birds Are Going To Take Flight?!? Blue Jays (5-14) @ Cardinals (9-10)

Interleague play! Russell Martin at third base! Sure! Why not!

News and Scuttlebutt

Sooooo… This is happening. Russell Martin is getting a start today at third base. He’s been hitting well, he played in back-to-back games and needs a day off from catching, Devon Travis could also use a day off with his knee injury and all, and Chris Coghlan hasn’t been doing much with the bat, so here we are. Why the hell not, right?!

J.P. Howell is back after being on the DL since his implosion in Tampa Bay back on April 7. Going back down to Triple-A in the corresponding roster move will Leonel Campos. This is good because it means less Aaron Loup.

Today

TV: SNET1

Radio: SN590

And now, the lineups…

Blue Jays

Marco Estrada: 24.0 IP, 2.63 ERA, 7 ER, 19 H, 9 BB, 24 SO, 3 HR

Red Jays

Michael Wacha: 18 2/3 IP, 5 ER, 16 H, 5 BB, 17 SO 3 HR

Both Marco Estrada and Michael Wacha have been excellent this season, while both the Blue Jays and Cardinals lineups have been quite poor. You know what that means? This is probably going to be a pitchers’ duel. There won’t be much margin for error for either starter, as the batters behind them aren’t giving much to get excited about.