8/4 – Yankees at Blue Jays
Not much news here at Rogers Centre, but plenty of talk about this series and the problems it presents for the Yankees — chief among them the presence of Mr. Roy Halladay. The Yankees have struggled against him historically, but then again, so has everybody else. And more problems await Wednesday, when the Yankees don’t know what they’ll get out of Sergio Mitre. Stealing a victory from Halladay tonight seems pretty important at this point.
Here are the lineups with the roof closed and the rain coming down in Toronto:
Pitching: Andy Pettite (8-6, 4.51)
BLUE JAYS (51-54)
Pitching: Roy Halladay (11-4, 2.68)
NOTES: Damon leads all Major Leaguers with 30 career hits off Halladay. He is 30-for-86 (.349) in his career, with five doubles, a triple and two home runs … with a win, Pettitte will tie CC Sabathia with 16 wins in the month of August since 2005, tops in the bigs … Damaso Marte struck out two, walked one and allowed a hit in 0.2 scoreless innings of a rehab assignment with Triple-A Scranton on Tuesday … Joba Chamberlain threw an extra bullpen session in preparation for his start Thursday, which will come on seven days’ rest … Eric Hinske started in right field Tuesday in place of Nick Swisher, who is 2-for-14 lifetime off Halladay. Hinske is 6-for-24. “If your numbers are OK against Roy, you’re doing all right,” Girardi said.”