Thursday, May 18, 2017

no. 42 2017: Blue Jays (17-24) at Braves (16-21)
Thursday 18 May 2017
7:35PM EDT / SunTrust Park
Marcus Stroman (RHP 3-2 3.33 40K) v. Julio Teheran (RHP 3-3 4.08 34K)

Everything is awful. If today gets any worse, I'm liable to go Full Dabbles. Ugh.

Of Note: Toronto has suspended OF Kevin Pillar two games for uttering a homophobic slur during last night's loss. More here at RSN. OF Dwight Smith Jr. has been called up from Buffalo, presumably in the interim. Twenty-four year old Smith Jr. is enjoying a nice li'l season, slashing .297/.350/.422 in 128 ABs.

Break a leg, Dwight.

Wait: no! Whatever you do, do not break a leg. The last thing the Blue Jays need is more turmoil.

Toronto Blue Jays
Ezequiel Carrera (L) LF
Jose Bautista (R) RF
Kendrys Morales (S) 1B
Darrell Ceciliani (L) CF
Chris Coghlan (L) 2B
Darwin Barney (R) 3B
Ryan Goins (L) SS
Luke Maile (R) C
Marcus Stroman (R) P

Atlanta Braves
Ender Inciarte (L) CF
Brandon Phillips (R) 2B
Nick Markakis (L) RF
Matt Kemp (R) LF
Tyler Flowers (R) C
Jace Peterson (L) 1B
Dansby Swanson (R) SS
Rio Ruiz (L) 3B
Julio Teheran (R) P

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