The Jays are in Minnesota to take on one of a few AL teams I actually sort of like.
Here are tonight’s lineups. Springer is back in the lead off spot, and Merrifield bats 8th.
|George Springer - DH||Luis Arraez - 1B|
|Vladimir Guerrero - 1B||Carlos Correa - SS|
|Alejandro Kirk - C||Byron Buxton - DH|
|Teoscar Hernandez - RF||Jorge Polanco - 2B|
|Bo Bichette - SS||Nick Gordon - LF|
|Lourdes Gurriel - LF||Jose Miranda - 3B|
|Matt Chapman - 3B||Jake Cave - RF|
|Whit Merrifield - CF||Mark Contreras - CF|
|Cavan Biggio - 2B||Gary Sanchez - C|
|Alek Manoah - RHP||Sonny Gray - RHP|
Will Merrifield have a hit in his debut?
The latest inning Alek Manoah will throw a pitch will be the:
eighth or later
Will we see a new reliever tonight?
You bet, Bass
You bet, Pop
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