My back is sore today. Has nothing to do with the article. I'm just sharing my personal thoughts to connect with you the reader. I know you would rather read some BVP material than hear about the shape of my back, but I tend to personalize everything and make it about me. I just find life to be more interesting that way. OK, enough about me. Let's get to some baseball information for Thursday.

DISH DIAMONDS – The Best Hitting Matchups of the Day
Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion both light up A.J. Burnett. Both are hitting .429 in 14 at-bats. EE has two homers and four RBIs. Bautista spits on that. He has three homers and seven RBIs.

We all know how great Brian Dozier is. The bestest of the best of the best. Ever. He's also 6-for-12 against Justin Masterson while coaxing an impressive six walks as well (two steals are in his back pocket too).

Yunel Escobar has hit .368 with a homer in 19 at-bats against Ubaldo Jimenez. I don't know if that impresses me more...

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