clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

GameThread Game #100: Home Opener Version 3 (Actual Home Opener)

MLB: Toronto Blue Jays at Boston Red Sox Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports

The Jays are having their actual home opener tonight (does anyone know this) after being gone for nearly two years.

They’ll have a newly improved team with Brad Hand, and soon Jose Berrios and Joakim Soria joining. Hopefully a little sweep of the Royals will be the start of a lengthy win streak.

Here are tonight’s lineups. Gurriel is back, and DHing and Kirk will catch for Stripling.

Today's Lineups

Whit Merrifield - 2B George Springer - CF
Carlos Santana - 1B Vladimir Guerrero - 1B
Salvador Perez - C Marcus Semien - 2B
Andrew Benintendi - LF Bo Bichette - SS
Hunter Dozier - 3B Teoscar Hernandez - LF
Ryan O'Hearn - DH Lourdes Gurriel - DH
Michael Taylor - CF Randal Grichuk - RF
Jarrod Dyson - RF Santiago Espinal - 3B
Nicky Lopez - SS Alejandro Kirk - C
Daniel Lynch - LHP Ross Stripling - RHP


How many games will the Jays win in this series?

This poll is closed

  • 0%
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    (1 vote)
  • 24%
    (26 votes)
  • 75%
    All 3!
    (81 votes)
108 votes total Vote Now


Will Brad Hand pitch a scoreless inning tonight?

This poll is closed

  • 63%
    You bet
    (60 votes)
  • 36%
    (34 votes)
94 votes total Vote Now


Will you be attending a Blue Jays game in person over this homestand?

This poll is closed

  • 3%
    yes, several!
    (3 votes)
  • 70%
    I would if I could
    (70 votes)
  • 27%
    not this time
    (27 votes)
100 votes total Vote Now

We are glad you are here and hope you feel welcome. As a reminder, we have rules. Mostly it’s “don’t be terrible,” but these days it’s also, “please debate about baseball and not the coronavirus or vaccines.” If a moderator asks you to stop doing something, please stop. If you want to discuss the rules, don’t do it in the thread. Email Tom instead. We also have a BBB Glossary full of GameThread lingo you can find here. You can Adopt-a-Jay here, and here’s a helpful tutorial on how to post images in the comments.