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GameThread Game #23: Nats at Blue Jays

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Toronto Blue Jays v Philadelphia Phillies
Sliding into the Jays’ lineup like
Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images

Happy Springer day to you and yours!

Before we all turn our attention to George’s Blue Jays debut, here’s a little video to commemorate Vladdy’s record breaking night:

We have so many reasons to be excited about what’s to come for this team:

There’s also a longform piece on Springer up at Sportsnet:

We have a bunch of roster moves and updates:

  • Springer has been re-instated, Rowdy Tellez has been optioned down, Ryu has been added to the IL and Travis Bergen is back.

Here are tonight’s lineups. Springer will lead off and DH, Biggio is still in right field, and Panik gets another start at 3rd.

Today's Lineups

NATIONALS BLUE JAYS
Trea Turner - SS George Springer - DH
Josh Harrison - 2B Bo Bichette - SS
Ryan Zimmerman - 1B Vladimir Guerrero - 1B
Starlin Castro - 3B Randal Grichuk - CF
Kyle Schwarber - LF Cavan Biggio - RF
Josh Bell - DH Marcus Semien - 2B
Yan Gomes - C Joe Panik - 3B
Hernan Perez - RF Lourdes Gurriel - LF
Victor Robles - CF Danny Jansen - C
Erick Fedde - RHP Steven Matz - LHP

Poll

How many runs will Steven Matz give up against a former division foe?

This poll is closed

  • 64%
    Hardly any, he’s an ace now!
    (25 votes)
  • 28%
    A handful, they still have an advantage
    (11 votes)
  • 7%
    Unfortunately too many
    (3 votes)
39 votes total Vote Now

Poll

How many times will Springer reach first in his debut?

This poll is closed

  • 7%
    0
    (3 votes)
  • 33%
    1
    (13 votes)
  • 46%
    2
    (18 votes)
  • 12%
    3
    (5 votes)
  • 0%
    4
    (0 votes)
39 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Will Springer have an extra bases hit in his debut?

This poll is closed

  • 42%
    Yes, a double!
    (16 votes)
  • 0%
    Yes, a triple!
    (0 votes)
  • 23%
    Yes, a dinger!
    (9 votes)
  • 34%
    Sadly no
    (13 votes)
38 votes total Vote Now

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