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Game #34 GameThread: Springer’s Back

MLB: Game Two-Toronto Blue Jays at Cleveland Guardians Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

So there is good news, George Springer is back in the lineup today. DHing, but it is a start. I’m glad the injury wasn’t as bad it looked Friday.

And Vlad is back in the second spot, Teo third and Bo cleanup. Jansen gets the day off. I’m ok with them being careful with him for a bit.

Today's Lineups

George Springer - DH Brandon Lowe - DH
Vladimir Guerrero - 1B Wander Franco - SS
Teoscar Hernandez - RF Harold Ramirez - RF
Bo Bichette - SS Ji-Man Choi - 1B
Santiago Espinal - 2B Randy Arozarena - LF
Matt Chapman - 3B Francisco Mejia - C
Lourdes Gurriel - LF Vidal Brujan - 2B
Alejandro Kirk - C Brett Phillips - CF
Raimel Tapia - CF Taylor Walls - 3B
Alek Manoah - RHP Corey Kluber - RHP

Yesterday’s Umpire Scorecard. Pretty good, really, but the called strike accuracy is pretty low. It seems like umpires have expanded the strike zone. Generally, if they call something a ball, you can be pretty sure they are right. But they seem to be giving the pitchers a couple of inches on the outside edge of the plate. The outside edge is harder to call, they set up right on the inside edge, so those calls are easy. The outside edge is harder to see.

Dunedin’s pitchers had an amazing night yesterday. 3 pitchers combined for 24 strikeouts in 9 innings.

Nick Frasso, making his first start coming back from Tommy John surgery, went 3 innings, allowing just 1 hit, with 8 strikeouts. And he had 3 pitches at 100 MPH. You’d think he’d be a little careful in his first time back, and, well, maybe he was.

Dahian Santos followed, going 4 innings, allowing 1 hit (with 3 walks) and 10 strikeouts. Braden Scott got his 6 outs all by strikeout. He did walk 2.


Alek Manoah will pitch into the

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  • 33%
    6th inning
    (15 votes)
  • 51%
    7th inning
    (23 votes)
  • 13%
    8th inning
    (6 votes)
  • 2%
    9th inning
    (1 vote)
45 votes total Vote Now


More runs will be driven in by the

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  • 42%
    The outfields + DH
    (17 votes)
  • 57%
    The infielders + catcher
    (23 votes)
40 votes total Vote Now


If the Jays lose we go to St. Petersburg and take down that stupid ballpark. Are you with me?

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  • 21%
    (10 votes)
  • 78%
    Yes, and I’ll chip in for sledgehammers
    (36 votes)
46 votes total Vote Now


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