Was busy at lunchtime, here is the game of the night…
College of Sports Media Game of the Night:
The lone matinee in the majors today features the Blue Jays trying to avoid the sweep in the Bronx. Ricky Romero, the lone bright spot in the Jays’ rotation of late, gets the call. He’s pitched 20 consecutive scoreless innings en route to winning his last three starts. Andy Pettitte will start for the Yankees.
Though Toronto center fielder Vernon Wells is hitting a meager .251 this season — and hovering around the Mendoza Line at .219 in his last nine games — he has had success against Pettitte, with a .395 lifetime average.
Later tonight, Cincinnati travels to Philadelphia in what could turn into a pitchers’ duel between two of the game’s best young talents. Johnny Cueto (8-4, 2.69 ERA) and Cole Hamels (4-5, 4.98) get the ball for the Reds and Phillies, respectively. The Phillies are back on track, having swept the rival Mets over the weekend, while the Reds are only three games behind the Cardinals in the NL Central.