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.
|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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