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GameThread Game #122: Blue Jays at Yankees

MLB: Baltimore Orioles at New York Yankees Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

The Jays are in the Bronx to visit old friend J.A. Happ, who has done extremely well for the Yankees since his trade there.

On facing the Jays this weekend, Happ had this to say:

On facing Happ, Gibbons had this to say:

Ross Atkins has also confirmed that John Gibbons will be the Jays’ manager for the remainder of 2018, but it seems extremely likely that he will not be here next year:

Billy McKinney has been called up in place of Luke Maile, who has been placed on the paternity list. Gibby said he will get to play tomorrow.

As for tonight, here are the lineups. Grichuk and Granderson have swapped outfield spots due to the smaller right field dimensions of Yankee Stadium, Teoscar sits after a rough day in the field yesterday, and Ureña gets another start. Martin will catch for the first time in a while.

On the other side, the Yankees are without an injured Aaron Judge, and Giancarlo Stanton has been relegated to DH for the time being as he is dealing with hamstring tightness.

Today's Lineups

Curtis Granderson - RF Brett Gardner - LF
Devon Travis - 2B Giancarlo Stanton - DH
Justin Smoak - 1B Aaron Hicks - CF
Kendrys Morales - DH Didi Gregorius - SS
Russell Martin - C Miguel Andujar - 3B
Kevin Pillar - CF Gleyber Torres - 2B
Randal Grichuk - LF Greg Bird - 1B
Aledmys Diaz - 3B Neil Walker - RF
Richard Urena - SS Austin Romine - C


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