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Friday Bantering: Today’s lineups

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I had been hoping that Bo Bichette would be activated today, but he isn’t in the lineup.

Speaking of the lineup, Cavan Biggio plays in right field. Jonathan Villar is DH, not thrilled about that, but then I’m not a fan of his defense. No Fisher today.

It will be a tough go against Jacob deGrom.

Today's Lineups

Brandon Nimmo - CF Cavan Biggio - RF
Michael Conforto - RF Randal Grichuk - CF
J.D. Davis - 3B Travis Shaw - 3B
Dominic Smith - 1B Vladimir Guerrero - 1B
Robinson Cano - 2B Lourdes Gurriel - LF
Pete Alonso - DH Jonathan Villar - DH
Jeff McNeil - LF Joe Panik - 2B
Andres Gimenez - SS Danny Jansen - C
Wilson Ramos - C Santiago Espinal - SS
Jacob deGrom - RHP Chase Anderson - RHP

The Blue Jays have released Jake Petricka and added Orelvis Martinez to the 60-man group. Petricka pitched in 41 games for us in 2018. Last year he got into 6 games with the Brewers. Career he’s pitched in 228 games with a 3.96 ERA. After watching the Red Sox last weekend I’d expect they would want to talk to Jake.

I can’t imagine there is any chance, short of a pandemic wiping out the entire active roster, that we would see Martinez (and what’s the chance of that happening?). But having him at the alternate camp will allow him to so some hands on instruction.

This is nice to hear, but what interested me was that Josh Towers is a pitching coach now. Glad to see it.

There area few injury updates:

  • They hope Rowdy will be back for the playoffs, I’m not as hopeful.
  • Teoscar Hernandez has a mild oblique strain and is recovering exceptionally well. He might be back soon.
  • Ken Giles could be back this weekend.
  • Bichette is still day to day.He’s playing in Rochester again.

He means all full time left-handed batters, there has been times when a lineup has been all lefties or switch hitters.

19 years since the World Trade Center buildings came down. A lot has happened since then, but it still seems like it just happened.

I had hoped the lesson to come from it would be that we shouldn’t hate so much, but it doesn’t seem to happened.