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GameThread Game #122: Tigers at Blue Jays

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MLB: AUG 18 Blue Jays at Nationals Photo by Randy Litzinger/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Things always look better after a Jays' win.

Today our boys in Blue meet up with our old friend, and birthday boy Drew Hutchison. It is Drew’s second start for the Tigers, and his second appearance in the MLB since making five starts for the Rangers back in 2018. His first start did not go well. He gave up 6 runs, 2 earned in 1.2 innings.

I’d wish him better luck today, but I want a win.

I wonder if there is anyone in the Jays organization that remembers him, he last played for the Jays in 2016. There has been a lot of turnover in the past 5 years. I have a soft spot for Drew, trading him started us down the road that got us Teoscar Hernandez.

Steven Matz goes for the Jays. He’s coming off a good start against the Mariners. I’m hoping he can turn that into a trend.

In the “Jays News Department” Alek Manoah is back from the Bereavement List, with Otto Lopez going back to Buffalo, after just one at-bat. I wish the team gave him a bit more of a look.

I’m happy to see Kevin Smith get a start at third. Alejandro Kirk plays too. I hope it is a run-up the score day.

Today's Lineups

TIGERS BLUE JAYS
Derek Hill - CF Bo Bichette - SS
Jonathan Schoop - 1B Marcus Semien - 2B
Robbie Grossman - LF Vladimir Guerrero - 1B
Miguel Cabrera - DH Teoscar Hernandez - RF
Jeimer Candelario - 3B Corey Dickerson - DH
Daz Cameron - RF Alejandro Kirk - C
Willi Castro - 2B Lourdes Gurriel - LF
Dustin Garneau - C Randal Grichuk - CF
Zack Short - SS Kevin Smith - 3B
Drew Hutchison - RHP Steven Matz - LHP

Poll

If the over/under on Jays runs is 4.5 I’d take the

This poll is closed

  • 61%
    Over
    (26 votes)
  • 38%
    Under
    (16 votes)
42 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Will a Jay get a home run off Drew Hutchison?

This poll is closed

  • 54%
    Yes
    (24 votes)
  • 25%
    No
    (11 votes)
  • 20%
    If they only get one, I’d be disappointed
    (9 votes)
44 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Do you have a Drew Hutchison memory from his time with the Jays?

This poll is closed

  • 32%
    Yes (share in the tread)
    (11 votes)
  • 67%
    Drew who?
    (23 votes)
34 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Smith and Kirk will combine for

This poll is closed

  • 13%
    Zero hits
    (6 votes)
  • 19%
    One hit
    (9 votes)
  • 52%
    Two or Three hits
    (24 votes)
  • 15%
    More than Three hits
    (7 votes)
46 votes total Vote Now

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