It's 11 a.m. Saturday and the Rays have a quick turnaround in today's 1:07 game after last night's 5-1 loss to the Jays.
The Jays came into Friday's game 0-for-May and hobbling. A few more games like theyve been playing and people here are going to start counting the days until Argonauts season. On Friday, the Rays ran the bases well and had runners in scoring position but were 0-for-8 with RISP, giving starter Scott Kazmir little help.
Meanwhile, we had little help here in the press box. The wireless here at Rogers Center was as unstable as the Blue Jays' injury-riddled roster, so The Heater was chillin'. But we'd like to welcome the Rogers Center into the 21st century because the internet is cruising, finally proving to us -- as the ads onf the centerfield walls here say -- that Rogers is, indeed, Canada's most reliable wireless network.
Enough of that. Joe Maddon moved B.J. Upton to CF for today's game, giving Elijah Dukes a day off (Rocco Baldelli will be DH). SS Brendan Harris moves up to second in the lineup while Ty Wigginton moves from 3B to 2B, officially beginning the Josh Wilson era. Wilson will make his first Rays start today at 3B and bat ninth.
The full lineup: