The Rays - they are beatable, right?
Back to the bright future. Vlad is good, or something.
Congratulations to #BlueJays uber-prospect Vladimir Guerrero Jr., our 2018 Hitter of the Year. At just 19, he had an historic season, in which he made a run at .400 and led @MiLB in AVG (.381), SLG (.636) & OPS (1.073): https://t.co/T8A6m5WOTR pic.twitter.com/m8e7zMZdS6— MLB Pipeline (@MLBPipeline) September 5, 2018
Both the New Hampshire Fisher Cats and Lansing Lugnuts have their first playoff games tonight, and you can stream the audio from both games here.
Here’s the starters for the first two games for the Fisher Cats:
We've got some marquee pitching matchups for Game 1 and 2 this week at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium. It all starts tomorrow at 6:35 p.m.#PlayoffTime #FerociousFinale pic.twitter.com/MvcrVP1g8a— NH Fisher Cats (@FisherCats) September 5, 2018
Mark Shaprio was on MLB Radio and had some things to say about not calling up Vlad Jr:
Full comments from Mark Shapiro to @MLBNetworkRadio here pic.twitter.com/Io6N77veWf— Ben Nicholson-Smith (@bnicholsonsmith) September 5, 2018
David Paulino, who the Blue Jays acquired in the Roberto Osuna trade, has been activated off the DL for tonight’s game.
He is, uh, quite tall.
#BlueJays team photo (expanded roster version) … pic.twitter.com/jPEaWM3Luv— John Lott (@LottOnBaseball) September 5, 2018
Here are tonight’s lineups. Jonathan Davis will make his major league debut playing center. Diaz gets another start at 3rd and Jansen will catch for Aaron Sanchez.
|Mallex Smith - RF||Billy McKinney - LF|
|Matt Duffy - 3B||Devon Travis - 2B|
|Ji-Man Choi - DH||Justin Smoak - 1B|
|Joey Wendle - 2B||Kendrys Morales - DH|
|Kevin Kiermaier - CF||Randal Grichuk - RF|
|Brandon Lowe - LF||Lourdes Gurriel - SS|
|Willy Adames - SS||Aledmys Diaz - 3B|
|Jake Bauers - 1B||Danny Jansen - C|
|Nick Ciuffo - C||Jonathan Davis - CF|
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