Here we are. Game 162. A game with no post season implications, yet one we can’t miss because Russell Martin will be managing it.
Here’s what Russell Martin, Blue Jays Manager, looks like.
Russell Martin says he has no plans to use himself today, but in the event the extraordinary arises: “I’ve got my cup on, so I’m equipped and ready to go.” #BlueJays pic.twitter.com/6s97oGjdVB— Shi Davidi (@ShiDavidi) September 30, 2018
And for one last time, #GibbyTheBest
Gibby: (Tomorrow) I might coach first, might coach third, might go down to the bullpen and warm somebody up, go back to the beginning. Might just lie down on that couch over there. #Bluejays— Mike Wilner (@Wilnerness590) September 29, 2018
There are two division titles up for grabs today, if anyone wants to make use of MLB.tv’s quad screen feature. All games will start at the same time.
CHAOS!— MLB (@MLB) September 30, 2018
#Game162 is gonna be WILD.
(MLB x @HankookTireUSA) pic.twitter.com/8X5QIKMtbG
The Blue Jays are also in a very tight race playing in a potentially decisive game today in the 2018 tankathon. The Giants have an identical record to the Jays, but ended the season with a worse record last year so they are presently set to pick 10th in the draft. A Giants win combined with a Jays loss would get us ahead. Alternatively, it would be nice to finish with a win.
I’d also like to take a brief moment to thank everyone who has hung around and participated in these GameThreads this season. I have so enjoyed bantering with you all each and every day.
Here is today’s lineup, set by Martin. Pillar leads off (favoritism?), McKinney bats 3rd, Berti plays 2nd and McGuire will catch for Sam Gaviglio.
|Kevin Pillar - CF||Mallex Smith - CF|
|Randal Grichuk - RF||Tommy Pham - LF|
|Billy McKinney - LF||Joey Wendle - 3B|
|Teoscar Hernandez - DH||C.J. Cron - DH|
|Rowdy Tellez - 1B||Brandon Lowe - 2B|
|Aledmys Diaz - 3B||Willy Adames - SS|
|Reese McGuire - C||Austin Meadows - RF|
|Jon Berti - 2B||Jake Bauers - 1B|
|Richard Urena - SS||Nick Ciuffo - C|
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