The Braves are in town for a quick two game series. Last year, the Braves won both games they played here, so let's hope for better results this time.
Lourdes Gurriel Jr was called up to take Sam Gaviglio's roster spot as he is on paternity leave. Here's an amazing quote from John Gibbons on why they chose Gurriel. Please note the last sentence.
Gibby: Gurriel is playing well down there, you can put him at different spots, if you need a runner he can run. Pretty much the perfect guy to take the pat leave spot. I think he’s going to be really good. And we love his hair. #Bluejays— Mike Wilner (@Wilnerness590) June 19, 2018
Here are tonight's lineups. Still no JD. Smoak stays in the no 2 slot, and Tesocar moves down to third. Maile will catch for Jaime Garcia.
|ATLANTA BRAVES||TORONTO BLUE JAYS|
|Ozzie Albies - 2B||Curtis Granderson - DH|
|Dansby Swanson - SS||Justin Smoak - 1B|
|Freddie Freeman - 1B||Teoscar Hernandez - LF|
|Nick Markakis - RF||Yangervis Solarte - 3B|
|Tyler Flowers - C||Kevin Pillar - CF|
|Kurt Suzuki - DH||Randal Grichuk - RF|
|Charlie Culberson - LF||Aledmys Diaz - SS|
|Ender Inciarte - CF||Luke Maile - C|
|Johan Camargo - 3B||Devon Travis - 2B|
|Mike Soroka - RHP||Jaime Garcia - LHP|
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