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GameThread Game #27: Blue Jays at A’s

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The Jays have arrived over on my side of the Coast for a four game series against Oakland, as Marcus Semien comes home:

Fun fact:

In 2019, the Jays played the A’s six times, and won all six games (Brandon Drury was the hero).

In 2018, the Jays played the A’s six times, and lost all six games.

In 2017, the Jays played the A’s six times, and won all three games of the second series (one being Steve Pearce’s walk off grand slam), and lost two of three in the first series.

Wild.

Poll

Will either the Jays or the A’s win every game between the two teams this year?

This poll is closed

  • 20%
    Seems inevitable
    (11 votes)
  • 79%
    No way
    (43 votes)
54 votes total Vote Now

We have some injury updates:

  • Alejandro Kirk will be out for more than his 10 days (Ben Wagner has heard could be up to six weeks).
  • Hyun-Jin Ryu is on track to come off the injured list and start on Thursday

Also of note, Nate Pearson will pitch in the opening day game for the Bisons tomorrow.

Here are tonight’s lineups. Springer has a scheduled day off, Biggio is back in the lead off spot, and Hernandez will play in left field while Gurriel DHs.

Today's Lineups

BLUE JAYS ATHLETICS
Cavan Biggio - RF Mark Canha - DH
Bo Bichette - SS Ramon Laureano - CF
Vladimir Guerrero - 1B Sean Murphy - C
Teoscar Hernandez - LF Matt Olson - 1B
Randal Grichuk - CF Matt Chapman - 3B
Marcus Semien - 2B Jed Lowrie - 2B
Joe Panik - 3B Stephen Piscotty - RF
Lourdes Gurriel - DH Elvis Andrus - SS
Danny Jansen - C Tony Kemp - LF
Steven Matz - LHP Frankie Montas - RHP

Poll

How many games will the Jays win in this series?

This poll is closed

  • 1%
    0
    (1 vote)
  • 16%
    1
    (10 votes)
  • 41%
    2
    (26 votes)
  • 30%
    3
    (19 votes)
  • 9%
    All 4!
    (6 votes)
62 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which Blue Jays southpaw starter will have the best start this series?

This poll is closed

  • 9%
    Steven Matz
    (6 votes)
  • 0%
    Anthony Kay
    (0 votes)
  • 53%
    Robbie Ray
    (34 votes)
  • 37%
    Hyun-Jin Ryu
    (24 votes)
64 votes total Vote Now

Poll

By the time this game is in the 9th inning, I will be:

This poll is closed

  • 53%
    Asleep
    (33 votes)
  • 19%
    Watching with bleary eyes
    (12 votes)
  • 8%
    Watching with energy thanks to my nap today
    (5 votes)
  • 19%
    Happy for a rare night game because I’m on the west coast!
    (12 votes)
62 votes total Vote Now

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