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Game Threat: Wishing For A Series Win, Blue Jays (64-75) @ Red Sox (78-61)

 

We’ve already technically watched 27 innings of baseball between Boston and Toronto this week, but there’s still a third game to be played. It’ll be Joe Biagini leading the B lineup as the Blue Jays look for a series split at Fenway.

Blue Jays

Joe Biagini: 5.01 ERA, 97 IP, 9.2 H9, 0.9 HR9, 3.1 BB9, 8.1 SO9

Red Sox

Doug Fister: 4.19 ERA, 66 2/3 IP, 8.0 H9, 0.9 HR9, 3.8 BB9, 7.6 SO9

Joe Biagini is coming off of the best start of his major league career in Baltimore, but Doug Fister has also been pitching like, uh, not Doug Fister as of late. A few weeks ago, Fister threw a complete game one hit shutout against the Clevelanders, and he cleared seven innings in his last two outings against Baltimore and New York. The Jays offence isn’t exactly firing as of late, as we saw deep into the hours of last night’s epic, so this could be another low scoring snoozer. Josh Donaldson won’t be in the lineup, Teoscar Hernandez will slot into the No. 2 hole, and Michael Saunders is making a start in left like it’s July 2016.

  • lukewarmwater

    It looks like that crescent moon is moving up on poor Joe’s nether regions as Joe’s less than inspiring performance season could quite likely see this rule 5 project pitching his last month of baseball as a Jay. We hardly got to know you Joe but there is always that possibility of catching you on one of the endless utterly boring late night cloned talk shows. Oh for the days of a Leno, Carson or even a David Bitterman.

    • Not my best Photoshop. But in what possible universe would this be his last month as a Blue Jay?? Unless you *really* think he’s going to be traded or something. He has two option years left and makes the league minimum next year and with enough time in the minors next year might do so the year after. Where in the world is he going?