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GameThread Game #8: Angels at Blue Jays

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Los Angeles Angels v Toronto Blue Jays Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images

Hi Blue Jays.

Please win. Let’s give the home crowd something to cheer about.

We have some roster moves:

  • Teoscar Hernandez to the COVID IL with possible COVID-exposure
  • Ryan Borucki to the COVID IL due to vaccine side effects (fatigue and fever, again, I will say as a reminder, please no vaccine debates in the comments)
  • Chatwood to the IL with tricepts inflammation

The Jays have called up Josh Palacios (major league debut alert!), Ty Tice (major league debut alert!) and recalled Joel Payamps.

Here are today’s lineups. We have a shake-up. Grichuk has been moved up to 2nd, Vlad up to 4th, Davis gets a start in center, and Kirk will catch for opener David Phelps.

Today's Lineups

ANGELS BLUE JAYS
David Fletcher - 2B Marcus Semien - 2B
Shohei Ohtani - DH Randal Grichuk - DH
Mike Trout - CF Bo Bichette - SS
Anthony Rendon - 3B Vladimir Guerrero - 1B
Jared Walsh - 1B Lourdes Gurriel - LF
Justin Upton - LF Cavan Biggio - 3B
Jose Iglesias - SS Jonathan Davis - CF
Max Stassi - C Alejandro Kirk - C
Dexter Fowler - RF Josh Palacios - RF
Andrew Heaney - LHP T.J. Zeuch - RHP

Poll

Will Mike Trout or Vlad Jr hit a dinger today?

This poll is closed

  • 75%
    Yes, seems inevitable
    (52 votes)
  • 18%
    Yes, both
    (13 votes)
  • 5%
    Nah
    (4 votes)
69 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Will we have a major league debut tonight?

This poll is closed

  • 3%
    Yes, Tice!
    (2 votes)
  • 58%
    Yes, Palacios!
    (36 votes)
  • 35%
    Yes, both!
    (22 votes)
  • 3%
    Nah
    (2 votes)
62 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Will the line-up shake-up help the Jays to score 4 or more runs?

This poll is closed

  • 44%
    Definitely
    (30 votes)
  • 55%
    Sadly no
    (37 votes)
67 votes total Vote Now

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