The Jays have arrived over on my side of the Coast for a four game series against Oakland, as Marcus Semien comes home:
Hugs all around for Marcus Semien’s return to Oakland pic.twitter.com/L5SU8RZQZy
— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) May 3, 2021
In 2019, the Jays played the A’s six times, and won all six games (Brandon Drury was the hero).
In 2018, the Jays played the A’s six times, and lost all six games.
In 2017, the Jays played the A’s six times, and won all three games of the second series (one being Steve Pearce’s walk off grand slam), and lost two of three in the first series.
We have some injury updates:
- Alejandro Kirk will be out for more than his 10 days (Ben Wagner has heard could be up to six weeks).
- Hyun-Jin Ryu is on track to come off the injured list and start on Thursday
Also of note, Nate Pearson will pitch in the opening day game for the Bisons tomorrow.
Here are tonight’s lineups. Springer has a scheduled day off, Biggio is back in the lead off spot, and Hernandez will play in left field while Gurriel DHs.
|Cavan Biggio – RF||Mark Canha – DH|
|Bo Bichette – SS||Ramon Laureano – CF|
|Vladimir Guerrero – 1B||Sean Murphy – C|
|Teoscar Hernandez – LF||Matt Olson – 1B|
|Randal Grichuk – CF||Matt Chapman – 3B|
|Marcus Semien – 2B||Jed Lowrie – 2B|
|Joe Panik – 3B||Stephen Piscotty – RF|
|Lourdes Gurriel – DH||Elvis Andrus – SS|
|Danny Jansen – C||Tony Kemp – LF|
|Steven Matz – LHP||Frankie Montas – RHP|
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