Game two of our weekend series with the Orioles. It can’t go much worse than game one.
Alek Manoah gets another chance to right the ship on his season. The Jays have little choice but to send him out there. The only other choice would be to go with a bullpen day every fifth day. Mitch White is out with a sore shoulder (or whatever term they are using for sore shoulder), and no other starter for the Bisons is exactly pushing for a job.
And there is a shuffle in the lineup. Bell moves into the cleanup spot, and Varsho moves back to the 7th spot. A shakeup is a good dida. I remember, years ago, managers would pull the lineup out of a hat when the team had been struggling. I’m not suggesting they do that, but a change isn’t bad.
|Cedric Mullins - CF||George Springer - RF|
|Adley Rutschman - C||Bo Bichette - SS|
|Anthony Santander - RF||Vladimir Guerrero - 1B|
|Ryan Mountcastle - 1B||Brandon Belt - DH|
|Adam Frazier - 2B||Matt Chapman - 3B|
|Gunnar Henderson - 3B||Danny Jansen - C|
|Ryan O'Hearn - DH||Daulton Varsho - LF|
|Terrin Vavra - LF||Santiago Espinal - 2B|
|Jorge Mateo - SS||Kevin Kiermaier - CF|
|G. Rodriguez - RHP||Alek Manoah - RHP|
Will the Jays be more than one hit with RISP?
If the over/under on Manoah’s innings is 5, I would take the
He’ll get exactly five, this is how Tom insures the house wins.
Will Belt drive in a run as cleanup hitter?