Reed Johnson and Ted Lilly make their first visits back to Toronto as the Jays host the Cubbies this weekend for a 3-game set. I’m still a little puzzled as to why MLB set up a Jays/Cubs series for interleague play, but it should be interesting nonetheless.
Luckily, the Jays won’t have to face the Cubs two best starters: Carlos Zambrano (8-2) and Ryan Dempster (8-2). But the Bluebirds will have to find some way to contend with the Cubs’ National League leading offence. After all, there’s a good reason why they have the best record in baseball - that’s because the Chicago Cubs can score runs when they need to. Maybe some of that will rub off on the Jays this weekend.
Cubs win! I mean … Jays win!
Sean Gallagher (3-2) vs. A.J. Burnett (5-6)
Jason Marquis (4-3) vs. Roy Halladay (8-5)
Ted Lilly (6-5) vs. Jesse Litsch (7-2)