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GameThread Game #46: Rays at Blue Jays

MLB: Philadelphia Phillies at Toronto Blue Jays Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

I suppose asking for a win would be too much, right? Maybe could I ask if we could lose in a less devastating way than the last couple of games? If not for me, think of the children,

We have everyone’s favorite, a starter, going today. Trent Thornton will pitch the first inning or two and then Ross Striping will go in. After that, I think it is Kate.

The team says that George Springer will be traveling with the team on the road trip following today’s game, and is ‘improving’. But there is ‘no timetable on this return and he’ll be, likely, doing a rehab assignment.

The starters for the next three days: Matz, TBA, and Ray. TBA might be a bullpen day. Or might be a callup. Or maybe they will have Kate go on short rest.

Today’s lineup:

Today's Lineups

Randy Arozarena - LF Marcus Semien - 2B
Austin Meadows - DH Bo Bichette - SS
Brandon Lowe - 2B Vladimir Guerrero - 1B
Manuel Margot - RF Teoscar Hernandez - RF
Ji-Man Choi - 1B Randal Grichuk - DH
Taylor Walls - SS Lourdes Gurriel - LF
Joey Wendle - 3B Santiago Espinal - 3B
Mike Zunino - C Jonathan Davis - CF
Kevin Kiermaier - CF Reese McGuire - C
Ryan Yarbrough - LHP Ross Stripling - RHP


Thornton will get

This poll is closed

  • 50%
    3 outs
    (30 votes)
  • 38%
    4-6 outs
    (23 votes)
  • 10%
    More than 6 outs.
    (6 votes)
59 votes total Vote Now


Today the Jays will

This poll is closed

  • 28%
    (20 votes)
  • 12%
    Lose by walk off Balk
    (9 votes)
  • 8%
    Lose because Kate can’t get through her 2nd inning of work
    (6 votes)
  • 50%
    Lose in some other demoralizing way
    (36 votes)
71 votes total Vote Now


Vlad will get on base

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  • 7%
    4 times or more
    (4 votes)
  • 34%
    3 times
    (19 votes)
  • 36%
    2 times
    (20 votes)
  • 10%
    (6 votes)
  • 10%
    He won’t get on base and Hell will actually freeze over.
    (6 votes)
55 votes total Vote Now


In the two Canadian playoff games the winners will be

This poll is closed

  • 21%
    Leafs and Oilers
    (11 votes)
  • 43%
    Leafs and Jets
    (22 votes)
  • 7%
    Habs and Oilers
    (4 votes)
  • 27%
    Habs and Jets
    (14 votes)
51 votes total Vote Now

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