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Game #10 GameThread: Jays @ Angels

MLB: APR 08 Blue Jays at Angels Photo by Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Our last road game before Tuesday’s Home Opener and our first look at how the new dimensions play out.

I keep forgetting I’m doing the GameThreads, but I haven’t missed one yet. I think I will get a week’s worth together, so I don’t have to worry about forgetting. Unless someone would like the job.

Today we get the second start of the season from Yusei Kikuchi. I’d take another 5 scoreless innings.

The Angels have another lefty starting, Reid Detmers. He went 4.2, allowing 2 earned in his first start of the season.

Some teams seem to collect lefty starters. I remember a study years ago, that lefty starters had a slightly better winning percentage than right-handers. I wonder if that is still true. Well, lefty starters have allowed a .733 OPS, while righties .719 so far this season, so on a small sample, I’d guess not.

Today’s lineups. Kiemaier stays in against the lefty, as well as Varsho. Springer DHes. Jansen is behind the plate.

I hoped Trout and Ohtani would get a scheduled day off, but no such luck.

Today's Lineups

George Springer - DH Taylor Ward - LF
Bo Bichette - SS Mike Trout - CF
Vladimir Guerrero - 1B Shohei Ohtani - DH
Matt Chapman - 3B Anthony Rendon - 3B
Daulton Varsho - LF Hunter Renfroe - RF
Whit Merrifield - RF Brandon Drury - 1B
Santiago Espinal - 2B Luis Rengifo - 2B
Danny Jansen - C Gio Urshela - SS
Kevin Kiermaier - CF Logan O'Hoppe - C
Yusei Kikuchi - LHP Reid Detmers - LHP

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