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Saturday Bantering: Today’s Lineup

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MLB: Toronto Blue Jays at Pittsburgh Pirates Jonathan Dyer-USA TODAY Sports

We get the fixed camera again today. Yay I guess. You can find it at

Today’s lineup:

George Springer, CF

Marcus Semien, 2B

Bo Bichette, SS

Teoscar Hernandez, LF

Rowdy Tellez, 1B

Randal, Grichuk, RF

Cavan Biggio, 3B

Alejandro Kirk, C

Gabriel Moreno, DH

I’m looking forward to seeing Moreno bat. Beyond that, we get a bunch of the regulars.

Bob Rae gets the start. He should get 3-4 innings today. If he can continue to be as good as he has been early, it could be a fun season.

On the less fun side, the Star had a story about Nate Pearson how is very unlikely to be able to start the season with the team. But the upside is that it will help the team limit his innings.

It is going to take years to get him to where he can pitch a full season.

In the Athletic, Kaitlyn McGrath writes about Rowdy Tellez.

Fast forward to 2019. After an inconsistent rookie season for Tellez, Bo Bichette invited his Blue Jays teammate to work on hitting with him and his father during the offseason at their home in St. Petersburg, Fla.

In Tellez, Dante Bichette saw a young player who had lost his offensive identity between the minors and the majors and was hunting for home runs, not hits. He saw a bit of himself in Tellez, too.

“I came up a big power hitter that didn’t know a whole lot and had to learn how to hit. I had to learn how to hit with two strikes,” said Bichette, who played 14 years in the majors and now is a special assistant with the Blue Jays. “I had to learn the game a little bit, so I felt like I knew where to go with him.