It's hard to imagine anyone needs to indulge a nostalgia for the Jays' InterBrew era, but if someone does, turn to the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre half of tonight's Lynx boxscore: There's was former Jays centre-fielder José Cruz Jr. in the lineup and "AGonzalez ss" (as in Alberto, not Alex) farther down in the lineup in the ScranYanks' 11-2 rout (boxscore, play-by-play) of Ottawa.
Of course, it would be a false nostalgia: Cruz was 4-for-5 with two runs scored and two RBI (hardly like his Toronto days) and AGonzalez was 3-for-5 and only struck out once. It seems that Alberto Gonzalez than his namesake (give or take a vowel) Alberto Gonzales.
Gary Burnham remains stuck on 81 RBI and the Lynx are stuck on 999 wins, by the way. The Phillies could probably care less: One of their minor-league prospects, 22-year-old right-hander Andrew Carpenter, threw a seven-inning perfect game for Clearwater in the Florida State League, high Single-A, tonight. That'll take attention away from Brett Myers! (OK, it won't.)
Lefty Fabio Castro (5-5, 3.76) starts tomorrow for the Lynx vs. ScranYanks righty Jeff Karstens (who's pitched 13 games with six different clubs this summer, including the Yankees).