The middle week already. This has been a busy one.
Bo Bichette played DH for the Bisons this afternoon. He went 2 for 3 and scored a run. I don’t know if the plan is to have him join the Jays for the series with the Reds. I think they want him to play short for Buffalo before joining the Jays. But if he plays in Buffalo tomorrow, they might want him to have a day between and joining the Jays. Apparently, he spent a fair bit of time signing autographs, which is nice of him.
In former Jays news, Marcus Stroman was diagnosed with a rib cartilage fracture. They have no timetable for his return.
Tonight’s lineup. Still no Chapman. No Davis Schneider, either. I’m a little irritated that he’s not getting into the lineup. I don’t think he needs to play every day, but once a week isn’t enough.
|Kyle Schwarber - DH||Whit Merrifield - LF|
|Alec Bohm - 3B||Brandon Belt - DH|
|Bryce Harper - 1B||Vladimir Guerrero - 1B|
|Nick Castellanos - RF||George Springer - RF|
|Bryson Stott - 2B||Cavan Biggio - 2B|
|Trea Turner - SS||Alejandro Kirk - C|
|J.T. Realmuto - C||Daulton Varsho - CF|
|Jake Cave - LF||Santiago Espinal - 3B|
|Johan Rojas - CF||Paul DeJong - SS|
|Aaron Nola - RHP||Kevin Gausman - RHP|