Baseball is fun again! Or at least it seems that way when we are playing spoiler and actually winning. Again, very grateful for the NL East.
Troy Tulowitzki spoke at length with the media today, and he had a bunch to say:
Troy Tulowitzki just met with the media in the dugout - to sum it up, Tulo said he still has some discomfort in his heels, some days are better than others, and he could never be sure this year of being able to come back and play on an everyday basis. He says he thinks he will— Dan Shulman (@DShulman_ESPN) August 26, 2018
assuming he is healthy, he feels he may be able to play SS better than he did before. Says he has been very impressed with some of the young players this year, talking about improvement he has seen in Diaz since spring training, and Gurriel's talent and work ethic. #bluejays— Dan Shulman (@DShulman_ESPN) August 26, 2018
He also said he doesn’t believe in rebuilds, and believes the Blue Jays can be competitive next year:
Then there’s this:
Donaldson, on his empty locker:— Keegan Matheson (@KeeganMatheson) August 26, 2018
“I want to play soon and I wanted to make sure I have everything I need to do that. So I asked the staff to pack my locker... then I can go through it.”
Those must have been some important t-shirts. #BlueJays
Here are today’s lineups. McKinney and Gurriel stay at the top of the lineup, Martin plays 3rd, Jansen catches, and Morales plays 1st, giving Smoak a day off.
|Cesar Hernandez - 2B||Billy McKinney - LF|
|Rhys Hoskins - LF||Lourdes Gurriel - 2B|
|Carlos Santana - 1B||Kendrys Morales - 1B|
|Wilson Ramos - C||Kevin Pillar - CF|
|Nick Williams - RF||Randal Grichuk - RF|
|Asdrubal Cabrera - DH||Russell Martin - 3B|
|Maikel Franco - 3B||Danny Jansen - C|
|Odubel Herrera - CF||Teoscar Hernandez - DH|
|Scott Kingery - SS||Aledmys Diaz - SS|
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