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GameThread Game #14: Blue Jays at Royals

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Game 1 of a twin bill

Chicago White Sox v Kansas City Royals Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images

The downside of there being no Blue Jays baseball yesterday is that we get two games today. A doubleheader sweep would be oh so sweet.

I’ll be at Dodger Stadium early this morning for my first volunteer shift at their vaccine site. Someone will have to comment with the lineups (or just check Erik’s morning post).

Tom could put them in:

Today's Lineups

BLUE JAYS ROYALS
Marcus Semien - 2B Whit Merrifield - 2B
Bo Bichette - SS Andrew Benintendi - LF
Vladimir Guerrero - 1B Salvador Perez - C
Randal Grichuk - RF Carlos Santana - 1B
Lourdes Gurriel - LF Jorge Soler - DH
Alejandro Kirk - DH Michael Taylor - CF
Santiago Espinal - 3B Hunter Dozier - RF
Jonathan Davis - CF Hanser Alberto - 3B
Danny Jansen - C Nicky Lopez - SS
Steven Matz - LHP Mike Minor - LHP

Injury updates:

Speaking of teams other than the Jays, let’s check in our good friends the Yankees, who seem to be very not okay:

You know you’re in a rough stretch when your home fans are throwing baseballs onto the field during the game.

Also, if you’ve ever wanted to see Willians Astudillo throw a 46mph strike, today is your lucky day:

Poll

Today the Jays will:

This poll is closed

  • 22%
    Win the first game
    (17 votes)
  • 3%
    Win the second game
    (3 votes)
  • 69%
    Win both games!
    (53 votes)
  • 3%
    Lose both games :(
    (3 votes)
76 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who will have a better start?

This poll is closed

  • 97%
    Steven Matz
    (71 votes)
  • 2%
    Tommy Malone
    (2 votes)
73 votes total Vote Now

Poll

How many total home runs will the Jays hit today?

This poll is closed

  • 12%
    0-1
    (8 votes)
  • 39%
    2-3
    (26 votes)
  • 33%
    4-5
    (22 votes)
  • 15%
    6+
    (10 votes)
66 votes total Vote Now

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