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Game #46 GameThread: Jays @ Angels

Toronto Blue Jays v Los Angeles Angels Photo by Meg Oliphant/Getty Images

The Jays have won three in a row, lets make it four.

George Springer sits today, just a scheduled day off. Santiago Espinal gets the leadoff spot.

And we are hoping that Kikuchi can continue his great May. In his 4 May starts he has a 2.08 ERA and 27 strikeouts in 21.2 innings. Batters are hitting .111/.229/.208 against him this month.

The big new is that Russell Martin has announced his retirement. I do laugh a bit when players retire after all the MLB team say ‘we aren’t interested’, but Russell had a great career and I enjoyed watching him catch for the Jays (except that one moment, when he hit the bat on his throw back to the mound).

Martin had a 14-year MLB career. He played 1693 games, hitting .248/.349/.397 with 191 home runs. And he played in the playoffs 10 times.

Today's Lineups

BLUE JAYS ANGELS
Santiago Espinal - 2B Luis Rengifo - 2B
Bo Bichette - SS Shohei Ohtani - DH
Vladimir Guerrero - 1B Mike Trout - CF
Teoscar Hernandez - RF Matt Duffy - 3B
Danny Jansen - C Jared Walsh - 1B
Lourdes Gurriel - DH Kurt Suzuki - C
Matt Chapman - 3B Brandon Marsh - LF
Cavan Biggio - LF Juan Lagares - RF
Bradley Zimmer - CF Andrew Velazquez - SS
Yusei Kikuchi - LHP Michael Lorenzen - RHP

GO JAYS GO!

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