Game thread - 8/15 vs Boston

Thursday, August 15 2013 @ 03:34 PM EDT

Contributed by: Gerry

The final game of the homestand.  Mark Buehrle faces Jake Peavy.  Buehrle has an ERA of 4.43, Peavy's ERA is 4.50.  The main pitchers in both bullpens were rested last night, except for Brett Cecil.  Janssen, Santos, Loup, Uehara, Tazawa, etc. should all be ready to go.

After this game the Jays head to Tampa, New York and Houston.  The Jays play a day/night doubleheader on Tuesday in New York.  With Monday being an off-day the Jays could roll through their rotation but that would cause a problem on the Saturday when they would not have a rested starting pitcher.  Baseball rules now allow teams to add a 26th player for a doubleheader, will the Jays recall a pitcher for Tuesday for the spot start?

The lineup for a right handed pitcher is back.  Lawrie's hot streak and Lind's not so much has allowed Gibby to flip them with Lawrie hitting 5th and Lind 6th.  Pillar is still looking for his first hit while Kawasaki gives Izturis another "rest".