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GameThread Game #109: Blue Jays at Royals

Baltimore Orioles v Kansas City Royals Photo by Brian Davidson/Getty Images

We missed out on one #HugWatch today as David Phelps was traded to the Cubs, but it will still be in full force less than 24 hours to the trade deadline.

Facebook tells me that on this day in Blue Jays history, Steve Pearce hit his walk off grand slam in 2017, and the Jays made it to the top of the AL East in 2016. How the times have changed.

Also, I’m liking the new guy already:

In other updates, Dalton Pompey has cleared waivers and has been sent to AAA Buffalo.
Ken Giles has received a cortisone shot in his elbow and will play catch in two days.

Here are today’s lineups. Smoak is out again (please don’t trade him), Bichette is up to the lead off spot, and Jansen will catch for Sean Reid-Foley.

Today's Lineups

Bo Bichette - SS Whit Merrifield - CF
Freddy Galvis - DH Alex Gordon - LF
Lourdes Gurriel - LF Hunter Dozier - RF
Randal Grichuk - RF Jorge Soler - DH
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. - 3B Ryan O'Hearn - 1B
Cavan Biggio - 2B Cheslor Cuthbert - 3B
Teoscar Hernandez - CF Nicky Lopez - 2B
Brandon Drury - 1B Humberto Arteaga - SS
Danny Jansen - C Meibrys Viloria - C


Will a son of a big leaguer hit a home run tonight?

This poll is closed

  • 90%
    Heck yes
    (48 votes)
  • 9%
    Sadly no
    (5 votes)
53 votes total Vote Now


Will a trade from either team be announced during the game tonight?

This poll is closed

  • 65%
    It seems inevitable
    (34 votes)
  • 34%
    Not tonight
    (18 votes)
52 votes total Vote Now


How many runs will Sean Reid-Foley give up tonight?

This poll is closed

  • 8%
    (5 votes)
  • 33%
    (20 votes)
  • 38%
    (23 votes)
  • 18%
    (11 votes)
59 votes total Vote Now


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