There's nothing like meaningful baseball games in the final portion of the season. It's Marco Estrada against Wade Miley on the mound, and the Jays will be loading up the lineup with right-handed hitters at Camden Yards tonight. Dioner Navarro returns to the Blue Jays lineup card, and we can expect him to be available off the bench.
Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com reports that Adam Jones will remain out of the Orioles' lineup tonight due to a hamstring injury. The 31 year old outfielder has not played since August 26th, but could return to action at some point during this season.
|TORONTO BLUE JAYS||BALTIMORE ORIOLES|
|Jose Bautista - RF||Jonathan Schoop - 2B|
|Josh Donaldson - 3B||Hyun Soo Kim - LF|
|Edwin Encarnacion - DH||Manny Machado - 3B|
|Russell Martin - C||Chris Davis - 1B|
|Troy Tulowitzki - SS||Mark Trumbo - RF|
|Melvin Upton Jr. - LF||Matt Wieters - C|
|Kevin Pillar - CF||Pedro Alvarez - DH|
|Justin Smoak - 1B||J.J. Hardy - SS|
|Devon Travis - 2B||Nolan Reimold - CF|
|Marco Estrada - RHP||Wade Miley - LHP|
Right-handed hitters have hit .299 against Wade Miley this season, and the southpaw will be challenged with nine righties in Toronto's lineup. Baltimore's outfield defence looks extremely weak, so let's hope that poor range can lead to some run support for Marco Estrada. There's plenty of other action around the A.L. East tonight, as Tampa Bay heads to Boston, and the Yankees play at 8:15 pm ET in Kansas City.
Finally, Barry Davis tweeted out a video of Navarro's arrival:
Look who just arrived at Camden Yards. #BlueJays pic.twitter.com/u50toStxYv— Barry Davis (@SNBarryDavis) August 29, 2016