Derek Lowe (6-8, 4.02) vs. Tim Hudson (9-6, 3.19).
COMMENTS: "Hello, this is Captain Torre speaking. Thank you for flying Jet Blue. We hope you enjoyed your one-day layover in Firstplaceville. Originally we had planned on staying long enough for you to actually deplane and enjoy the city, but technical difficulties prevented that. The city is already occupied by another group from Phoenix, so you wouldn't have had it all to yourselves anyway. We were hoping they would have vacated Firstplaceville by now, but I guess they have nowhere better to go.
"As for our next destination, we're uncertain whether we're headed north or south. Control tells us conditions in the Hudson Bay may affect our direction, although there's a Lowe-pressure front that could push us the other way, but only if it gets enough support. Wherever we're headed, though, you should know our momentum won't take us far—apparently there's an upcoming All-Star Break in the weather that will ground our service for at least four days.
"Once again, thank you for flying Jet Blue. We realize you have a choice of carriers and want to assure you we're doing everything possible to provide the smoothest journey possible. In fact, we'd like to welcome First Officer Mattingly to the crew. Hopefully he'll give us the lift we need."