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Friday Bantering: Osuna out with the flu

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There are little bits of Blue Jays news, going into today’s game at Wrigley (remember it is a day game, 2:00 Eastern start):

  • Roberto Osuna is out with the flu. Danny Barnes and Dominic Leone are also ‘unavailable’. Nick Tepesch will be down in the pen.
  • Ryan Tepera will be today’s closer. I’m hoping Happ goes 8 and hands the ball directly to him.
  • The pen will consist of the three lefties (Loup, Mayza and Dermody, Tepera and, in case of emergency break glass, Tepesch.
  • Gibby says that Joe Biagini will ‘hopefully’ make his next start in the majors.
  • This is cool:

Today’s starters:

And, for good measure, this is what Josh has done over his last five games:

It should be interesting watching him face Arrieta.


Today's Lineups

Jose Bautista - RF Albert Almora - CF
Josh Donaldson - 3B Kris Bryant - 3B
Justin Smoak - 1B Anthony Rizzo - 1B
Steve Pearce - LF Ben Zobrist - LF
Miguel Montero - C Ian Happ - 2B
Kevin Pillar - CF Victor Caratini - C
Ryan Goins - SS Jason Heyward - RF
Darwin Barney - 2B Javier Baez - SS
J.A. Happ - LHP Jake Arrieta - RHP