The Blue Jays are playing a doubleheader against the Red Sox to account for 2 of the 20 MLB games being played today.
It’s the Friday before a long weekend, so let’s sit back and watch some baseball.
Speaking of which, I found this today and it’s pretty great.
You may have seen the Jays official account tweet about naming a new dog. Here’s the story behind it:
According to Tom Hatch, the #BlueJays bullpen dog (you may have seen the cutout on the broadcast) is named Pete and he “followed” them from Tampa. So, he’s theirs now.— Kaitlyn McGrath (@kaitlyncmcgrath) September 4, 2020
We have an injury update on a couple players it would be REALLY great to have back for the Yankees series:
Depending on how that session goes, #BlueJays could activate Ken Giles soon after, but also possible they give him one more live BP session.— Shi Davidi (@ShiDavidi) September 4, 2020
Apparently the team also had a little chat about their TOOTBLANS:
#BlueJays met with position players today to discuss baserunning. The message, per Charlie Montoyo: “Be aggressive, just be smart. Sometimes you don’t want to make mistakes and now you stop being aggressive...b/c you’re afraid to get thrown out. Stay aggressive. But be smart."— Shi Davidi (@ShiDavidi) September 4, 2020
Here are today’s lineups for Game 1. No Villar today, Rowdy has been bumped up to 3rd, and Panik will play shortstop.
|BLUE JAYS||RED SOX|
|Cavan Biggio - 2B||Alex Verdugo - RF|
|Randal Grichuk - CF||Rafael Devers - 3B|
|Rowdy Tellez - 1B||Xander Bogaerts - SS|
|Teoscar Hernandez - RF||J.D. Martinez - DH|
|Vladimir Guerrero - DH||Kevin Plawecki - C|
|Lourdes Gurriel - LF||Jackie Bradley - CF|
|Travis Shaw - 3B||Yairo Munoz - LF|
|Joe Panik - SS||Michael Chavis - 1B|
|Danny Jansen - C||Jose Peraza - 2B|
|Tanner Roark - RHP||Zack Godley - RHP|
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