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:
Blue Jays prospect and ex-Lugnuts IF Bo Bichette has been named the Midwest League's Most Valuable Player and Prospect of the Year— Brian Calloway (@brian_calloway) August 18, 2017
And, for good measure, this is what Josh has done over his last five games:
It should be interesting watching him face Arrieta.
|TORONTO BLUE JAYS||CHICAGO CUBS|
|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|