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GameThread Game #62: Blue Jays at Red Sox

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I almost forgot that Kate asked me to put up the GameThread today.

I turned on the Euro Cup game between Denmark and Finland and was confused why they were showing people in the stands and field were all crying. Then found out that Christian Eriksen collapsed on the field. Players circled him to give the medic privacy while they worked on him. And then when they took him off the field.

Seeing his wife on the field watching was extremely sad.

There might be good news:

It reminds me of an Expos game I was watching when umpire Marty McSherry collapsed and died of a heart attack on the field. I also remember my dad making fun of me for saying the game would be suspended. “Just because someone died?” Yes dad, it is a sport, it is less important than a player’s life.

There is a pregame roster move, Tayler Saucedo gets the callup. Jeremy Beasley goes to the Bisons. A.J. Cole moves to the 60-day IL.

Today's Lineups

BLUE JAYS RED SOX
Marcus Semien - 2B Enrique Hernandez - CF
Bo Bichette - SS Alex Verdugo - LF
Vladimir Guerrero - 1B J.D. Martinez - DH
Teoscar Hernandez - LF Rafael Devers - 3B
Randal Grichuk - CF Hunter Renfroe - RF
Rowdy Tellez - DH Christian Vazquez - C
Joe Panik - 3B Christian Arroyo - 2B
Cavan Biggio - RF Bobby Dalbec - 1B
Reese McGuire - C Marwin Gonzalez - SS
Steven Matz - LHP Nick Pivetta - RHP

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