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GameThread Game 134: A’s @ Jays

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Oakland Athletics v Toronto Blue Jays Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images

At the end of yesterday’s game, my wife said ‘that’s why you always watch until the end. She’s right. I very very rarely leave a game before it is over in any sport I watch. Not that I’m likely to get that great finish like last night, but one in every 100 games I might. And even if it isn’t a game with a great comeback, there will be moments of entertainment.

Jake Lamb has arrived. Kirby Snead is heading back to Buffalo.

And a couple of injury updates:

  • Cavan Biggio took batting practice.
  • Julian Merryweather pitched a scoreless inning for Buffalo last night, getting a k.

If you are thinking plate umpire Fieldin Culbreth had a bad night yesterday, you are right. Not up there with the worst nights we’ve seen but a couple of bad calls for Springer and a bad call for Manoah. And yeah Umpire Scorecards got the score wrong.

Breyvic gets a start. After the big hit and walk yesterday, it is earned. And Corey Dickerson gets a chance to play CF.

Today's Lineups

ATHLETICS BLUE JAYS
Josh Harrison - SS George Springer - DH
Tony Kemp - 2B Marcus Semien - 2B
Matt Olson - 1B Vladimir Guerrero - 1B
Matt Chapman - 3B Bo Bichette - SS
Jed Lowrie - DH Teoscar Hernandez - RF
Mark Canha - LF Lourdes Gurriel - LF
Chad Pinder - RF Corey Dickerson - CF
Sean Murphy - C Breyvic Valera - 3B
Skye Bolt - CF Danny Jansen - C
Paul Blackburn - RHP Jose Berrios - RHP

Poll

The Jays had 3 home runs yesterday, how many today?

This poll is closed

  • 0%
    0
    (0 votes)
  • 14%
    1
    (7 votes)
  • 26%
    2
    (13 votes)
  • 59%
    3 or more
    (29 votes)
49 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Jose Berrios will pitch into the

This poll is closed

  • 17%
    5th
    (8 votes)
  • 28%
    6th
    (13 votes)
  • 47%
    7th
    (22 votes)
  • 6%
    8th
    (3 votes)
  • 0%
    9th
    (0 votes)
46 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Will there be a hit batter today?

This poll is closed

  • 13%
    No
    (6 votes)
  • 36%
    Yes a Jay
    (16 votes)
  • 13%
    Yes an A
    (6 votes)
  • 36%
    Yes someone from both teams
    (16 votes)
44 votes total Vote Now

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