The Sox are ten games worse than the Jays but Quintana has delivered an excellent season. His ERA is 3.49, he has allowed fewer hits than innings pitched, and he has a 3:1 strikeout to walk ratio. Quintana has also pitched six straight quality starts (excluding a rain shortened start).
Happ pitched well against the Yankees last time out going seven strong. However in his previous six starts Happ was averaging less than five innings per start.
This could be the last game the Jays play this season that "doesn't mean anything" for the playoff race. Does that mean we might see Ricky Romero or Kyle Drabek pitch? Will Mike Nickeas get to hit, or catch? Or will Gibby play for the W?
Rajai Davis is due to leave the team soon for the birth of his child. That will leave three outfielders on the team. Mark DeRosa and Munenori Kawasaki are the emergency replacements.