Wednesday, May 17, 2017

no. 41 2017: Blue Jays (17-23) at Braves (15-21)
Wednesday 17 May 2017
7:35PM EDT / SunTrust Park
Joe Biagini (RHP 1-1 2.28 24K) v. Mike Foltynewicz (RHP 1-4 4.04 31K)

The second leg of this four-game series sees the Blue Jays visit Atlanta's brand-spankin' new "SunTrust Park" for the first time -- the third stadium the Braves have called home since 1996. No championships needed, it seems, when shiny amenities and untold billions in taxpayer-funded expenditure are enough to keep the revenue wheel a-turnin'. Good on ya, Fulton County.

And no trip to a National League ballpark, new or otherwise, would be complete without the bounty of delights that is pitchers hitting baseballs; or, more accurately, pitchers not hitting baseballs (with whatever apologies are due, say, fans of Madison Bumgarner). Gosh, nothing excites me more! Having said that, if Joe Biagini somehow carries Toronto to victory with his stick instead of his arm I will eat crow and be glad to do it.

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Toronto Blue Jays
Kevin Pillar (R) CF
Ezequiel Carrera (L) LF
Jose Bautista (R) RF
Justin Smoak (S) 1B
Devon Travis (R) 2B
Ryan Goins (L) SS
Darwin Barney (R) 3B
Luke Maile (R) C
Joe Biagini (R) P

Atlanta Braves
Ender Inciarte (L) CF
Brandon Phillips (R) 2B
Freddie Freeman (L) 1B
Matt Kemp (R) LF
Nick Markakis (L) RF
Kurt Suzuki (R) C
Jace Peterson (L) 3B
Dansby Swanson (R) SS
Mike Foltynewicz (R) P

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