Tonight’s game has to be better than last night’s right? Maybe we can score some runs?
There isn’t much for Jays' news today. Ben Nicholson-Smith pointed out that Kevin Smith is doing a great job for the Bisons. Maybe he could do a great job for the Blue Jays. It isn’t like anyone has grabbed the third base job and run off with it.
Kevin Smith, #BlueJays' 4th round pick in 2017, homered again last night, one of three hits he had.— Ben Nicholson-Smith (@bnicholsonsmith) June 9, 2021
24-year-old 3B/SS now hitting .274/.369/.568 with 7 HR, 5 SB after about a month at triple-A. Putting himself in good position to reach MLB level this year
Beyond that, I’d be all for calling up Nate Pearson and/or Thomas Hatch to help out the bullpen. Though I suppose they might want to keep Hatch ready to fill in a rotation spot, in case of injury. But at the moment adding a good arm, or two, to the pen would be helpful.
In injury news:
- Springer is ‘closer’ to a rehab assignment, whatever that means.
- Kirk is DHing in an extended spring game.
- Biggio is playing in his third rehab game. It might not be long before he’s back.
Tonight’s lineup. No Adams today. I know they are going to go with the platoon advantage, but I’d much rather Adams play a few games in a row.
|BLUE JAYS||WHITE SOX|
|Marcus Semien - 2B||Tim Anderson - SS|
|Bo Bichette - SS||Jake Lamb - DH|
|Vladimir Guerrero - 1B||Yoan Moncada - 3B|
|Teoscar Hernandez - RF||Jose Abreu - 1B|
|Randal Grichuk - CF||Yasmani Grandal - C|
|Joe Panik - 3B||Adam Eaton - RF|
|Lourdes Gurriel - LF||Andrew Vaughn - LF|
|Rowdy Tellez - DH||Leury Garcia - CF|
|Reese McGuire - C||Nick Madrigal - 2B|
|Alek Manoah - RHP||Lance Lynn - RHP|
The Bisons play today too:
The Herd have another chance to gain ground on the division leading RailRiders at 7 o'clock! pic.twitter.com/5NDVN1hiNB— Buffalo Bisons (@BuffaloBisons) June 9, 2021
The Fisher Cats had just started: