Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Baseball in the Daytime: 9-9-08

One might be the loneliest number, but it's always nicer when it comes in pairs, whatever that means. Major League standings today contain the Red Stockings of Boston one-half game behind the losers-of-four-consecutive Bay Rays. Los Anaheim is still on cruise control in the West, while the Twins and White Sox keep it interesting in the Central. In the NL, the Cubs have kept Milwaukee at a distance of four and-a-half games, the Mets have a narrow edge over Philly, and the Dodgers have managed to stake a one and-a-half game over Arizona. Details on today's lone sunny contest, after the jump.

Toronto @ Chicago, 1:05 (Central): We've got a battle of right-handed hurlers in our lone match of day baseball today, and it features Jays ace A.J. Burnett and Javier Vasquez for the Sox of white. Burnett brings his 16 victories to U.S. Cellular Feild for the firs half of a double header, while Vasquez looks to bring his record to .500, and increase the two and-a-half game lead Chicago holds over Minnesota. Both hurlers were on the verge of no-hitters halfway through their previous outings; Toronto was able to hold on for the win, and those same Jays have won eight straight, hoping for a miracle of a wildcard berth. Your DirecTV feeds can be found on 734 and 735, while XM said no thanks to carrying this one. The pitching matchup for the second contest features Jesse Litsch and Clayton Richards, and gets underway right around 7:11.

That's all she wrote for today, folks. Now get out there and cheer for the non-Canadian club, American style.