May 6th 2008 3:00PM by Tom Fornelli
On Deck is FanHouse’s look at the day’s most intriguing baseball matchups
Toronto Blue Jays (16-17) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (16-15) - 7:07PM Est.
It’s been a few weeks since the Blue Jays cut themselves loose of slugger Frank Thomas because he just wasn’t contributing anything on offense for them. Since that move, the Blue Jays still haven’t scored very many runs, pushing only 37 runners across the plate in the 14 post-Thomas era games. Generally when you’re only scoring 2.6 runs a game, you aren’t going to win much, and the Blue Jays haven’t going 6-8 in those games.
Over the last few days, though, Toronto has figured out how to win without scoring runs, and that’s just not letting your opponent score any either.