8/10 – Yankees vs. Blue Jays
How do you avoid a letdown coming off the thrilling four-game sweep of the Red Sox over the weekend? The Yankees are certainly going to try here tonight, though it’s hard to manufacture the same buzz that the Boston-New York rivalry produces.
That doesn’t make the games any less important, even as Joe Girardi offers Johnny Damon and Hideki Matsui a day off here tonight and plans to find more rest for his big guns in the Toronto series before the Bombers hit the road for a 11-day, 10-game trip to Seattle, Oakland and Boston.
Blue Jays GM J.P. Ricciardi called a press conference shortly after 6 p.m. ET tonight to announce that they have accepted a waiver claim from the White Sox for outfielder Alex Rios. The revised Toronto lineup follows:
BLUE JAYS (53-57)
Pitching: Marc Rzepcynski (1-3, 3.74)
Pitching: Sergio Mitre (1-0, 7.50)
Going with the old-school Blue Jays logo tonight. I just think it’s a better logo. Why mess with what worked? Don’t forget, you can follow along tonight on Twitter @bryanhoch.