The Blue Jays have a chance to guarantee a series split with a win today.
The post is up early again in case anyone wants to comment along with the Bisons’ game.
We have a roster move: Thomas Pannone has been optioned down to AAA and Tim Mayza has been recalled for the 7th time this season, tying a franchise record with Ryan Tepera in 2016 and Leonel Campos in 2017.
Here’s John Gibbons on calling up Vlad Jr:
Gibby: I stay out of the Vlad, Jr. discussion. So much goes into those decisions, that I don’t get into that. Now if we were right in the thick of it, it might be a different discussion, but they have to do what’s best for him and what’s best for the club. #Bluejays— Mike Wilner (@Wilnerness590) August 15, 2018
Sounds like Jansen will be back in catching tomorrow, and Martin will likely catch Stroman on Friday.
Here are the lineups for today. Danny Jansen and Devon Travis get the day off, and Granderson will DH in place of Morales. Richard Ureña will get a rare start as well.
|Curtis Granderson - DH||Whit Merrifield - DH|
|Randal Grichuk - RF||Alex Gordon - LF|
|Justin Smoak - 1B||Salvador Perez - C|
|Teoscar Hernandez - LF||Lucas Duda - 1B|
|Russell Martin - 3B||Rosell Herrera - 2B|
|Kevin Pillar - CF||Jorge Bonifacio - RF|
|Aledmys Diaz - SS||Brett Phillips - CF|
|Luke Maile - C||Alcides Escobar - 3B|
|Richard Urena - 2B||Adalberto Mondesi - SS|
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