May 9, 2013; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher R.A. Dickey (43) throws a pitch during the fifth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Game Thread: San Francisco Giants (23-15) @ Toronto Blue Jays (15-24)

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May 12, 2013; Boston, MA USA; Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Brett Lawrie (13) congratulates Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Adam Lind (26) after defeating the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

It’s Game Thread time! As the city of Toronto tries to shake off its grief drinking induced collective hangover in the wake of the Toronto Maple Leafs stunning Game 7 collapse against the Boston Bruins, the defending World Series Champion San Francisco Giants come into town to take on the suddenly lukewarm Toronto Blue Jays (we won a series!). Dr. Robert Allan Dickey (seriously, he’s a doctor now!) takes the mound tonight for the Blue Jays, and with me in attendance that probably means terrible things, as the knuckleballer has been hit and hit hard on the two other occasions he has graced the mound while I was in the concrete confines of the SkyDome.

Be sure the check out the always enjoyable Jeff Morten’s Series Preview before the action starts, but once that first pitch is thrown it’s time to Game Thread, so join me in the comments and we can game thread to our hearts desire. I’ll be observing, analyzing, and opinionating away all while doing a terrible job at trying to be funny. Got something you want to say but have a fear of comment sections? Hit me on the Twitter Machine at @travisb31.

News & Notes

R.A. Dickey received an Honorary Doctorate of “Sacred Letters” from Wycliffe College, the University of Toronto’s Anglican theological school yesterday! (via Toronto Star)

 

When it rains it pours eh?

This isn’t really news, but isn’t it weird that the Blue Jays have 2 off days over a 4 day period? With the shambles the rotation is I’m sure they don’t mind one bit…but still.

Line Ups

 

Derosa batting 4th? Raise your hand if you saw that coming in spring training….

Question of the Day

Will Dr. Dickey Return to Form?

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Game Updates

I’m taking in the game from the cozy confines of the 100-level outfield at the Dome this evening, I’ll try and update between innings, but if I miss one you’ll just have to deal with it okay? Awesome.

Top 1
Dickey gets em in order and quite easily

Bottom 1
Uhhh Blue Jays score 6…and don’t hit a home run somehow?

Top 2
A pair of walks and a single scores the Giants a run

Bottom 2
EE walks but is erased with a double play, Lawrie flies out setting the Jays down in order.

Top 3
Dickey allows a hit but nothing gets across

Bottom 3
I was on a beer run…my bad

Top 4
Dickey gives up a big ol’ home run but that’s all that plates

Bottom 4
Jays get a couple on but leave a couple on failing to cash anyone in

Top 5
I like this R.A. Dickey…6 Ks so far, one hit and nothing else that inning

Bottom 5
This offense has gotten really quiet after the great first inning

Top 6
Dickey gets through 6, finishing his night with 10 Ks, looking essentially like the Dickey we were hoping for

Bottom 6
More homerless runs for the Blue Jays!

Top 7
Cecil into the game and looks good retiring the side

Bottom 7
17 (!) hits so far for the Blue Jays, this is fun

Top 8
Boni takes awful routes in the outfield but who cares! Jays lead 10-3.

Bottom 8
Lawrie doubles, nothing else for the Jays…off to the 9th and I’m not leaving yet (I saw the Leafs game last night…anything can happen)

Top 9
Brad Lincoln is awful, but the Jays pull through anyways. Great win for the good guys.

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