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GameThread Game #147: Red Sox at Blue Jays

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Boston Red Sox v Toronto Blue Jays Photo by Cole Burston/Getty Images

The Blue Jays are going for the sweep against the reigning World Series champs. Buck and Dan told us last night that the Red Sox have won their last 8 series here, so a sweep would be extra sweet.

Clayton Richard, who turns 36 today, has been released to make room for Elvis Luciano on the 40-man roster. Luciano has recovered from his “injury” and will be active tonight, giving him the required amount of service time days for the Jays to retain control over him.

Charlie Montoyo was asked about not playing Anthony Alford today, and he had this to say:

Here are today’s lineups behind Clay Buchholz, who will be pitching against the Red Sox for the first time in his career. Smoak will DH, Grichuk gets a start in center and McGuire will catch for Buchholz.

Today's Lineups

RED SOX BLUE JAYS
Mookie Betts - RF Bo Bichette - SS
Brock Holt - 3B Cavan Biggio - 2B
Xander Bogaerts - SS Vladimir Guerrero Jr. - 3B
J.D. Martinez - DH Rowdy Tellez - 1B
Andrew Benintendi - LF Justin Smoak - DH
Mitch Moreland - 1B Randal Grichuk - CF
Jackie Bradley Jr. - CF Reese McGuire - C
Marco Hernandez - 2B Billy McKinney - RF
Juan Centeno - C Derek Fisher - LF

Poll

How long will tonight’s game take to play?

This poll is closed

  • 2%
    Under 3 hours
    (1 vote)
  • 54%
    Between 3 hours and 3 1⁄2 hours
    (19 votes)
  • 40%
    Between 3 1⁄2 hours and 4 hours
    (14 votes)
  • 2%
    More than 4 hours
    (1 vote)
35 votes total Vote Now

Poll

How dominant will Clay Buchholz be against his former team?

This poll is closed

  • 14%
    Not at all dominant
    (5 votes)
  • 37%
    A little dominant
    (13 votes)
  • 34%
    Reasonably dominant
    (12 votes)
  • 14%
    Totally dominant
    (5 votes)
35 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which team will have more defensive lapses today?

This poll is closed

  • 26%
    The good guys
    (9 votes)
  • 73%
    The Red Sox
    (25 votes)
34 votes total Vote Now
GO JAYS GO

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