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GameThread Game #91: Red Sox at Blue Jays

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MLB: Game 1 - Texas Rangers at Toronto Blue Jays Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports

The Red Sox are in town, and the Jays have the chance to make up some ground in the division. Let’s hope them getting beat by the AAAA Yankees is a sign of good things to come for our team.

We have some roster moves ahead of tonight’s game:

  • Jonathan Davis is back up
  • Alek Manoah has been placed on the IL with a back contusion as he slipped on the stadium stairs
  • Thomas Hatch has been recalled
  • Breyvic Valera was placed on family emergency leave
  • Anthony Castro has had his optional assignment reversed. He has been placed on the major league IL with right ulnar nerve irritation (retroactive to July 12)

Here are tonight’s lineups. Grichuk will DH, and McGuire will catch.

Today's Lineups

RED SOX BLUE JAYS
Enrique Hernandez - 2B Marcus Semien - 2B
Jarren Duran - CF Bo Bichette - SS
Xander Bogaerts - SS Vladimir Guerrero - 1B
Rafael Devers - 3B George Springer - CF
J.D. Martinez - DH Teoscar Hernandez - RF
Alex Verdugo - LF Randal Grichuk - DH
Hunter Renfroe - RF Cavan Biggio - 3B
Danny Santana - 1B Lourdes Gurriel - LF
Kevin Plawecki - C Reese McGuire - C
Nick Pivetta - RHP Ross Stripling - RHP

Poll

How many games will the Jays win in this series?

This poll is closed

  • 16%
    0
    (15 votes)
  • 30%
    1
    (28 votes)
  • 32%
    2
    (30 votes)
  • 19%
    All 3!
    (18 votes)
91 votes total Vote Now

Poll

What attribute of the Red Sox will the announcers talk endlessly about as the reason they’re in first place?

This poll is closed

  • 24%
    Good hitting
    (20 votes)
  • 8%
    Don’t give up
    (7 votes)
  • 2%
    Tight defense
    (2 votes)
  • 4%
    Super strong
    (4 votes)
  • 48%
    Plays the game the right way
    (40 votes)
  • 12%
    Solid pitching
    (10 votes)
83 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who will have the best start in this series?

This poll is closed

  • 3%
    Stripling
    (3 votes)
  • 1%
    Hatch/Kay/TBD?
    (1 vote)
  • 95%
    Ray
    (86 votes)
90 votes total Vote Now

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