Thank you, Tom and everyone else for the very kind birthday wishes.
It felt amazing yet weird and overwhelming to be at a baseball game again, especially with over 52,000 (mostly maskless) people in attendance. The weather was perfect, and it was a great game that the Dodgers ultimately won…tied 3-3 until Mookie Betts hit a go ahead homer in the late innings (much prefer cheering for him as a Dodger than against him as a member of the Red Sox). Despite the 2 1⁄2 wait to get into the park my friends who didn’t come 2 hours early experienced, it was great to find normal and a sign that it’s not far away for everyone who is still under restrictions.
We have some news (sorry to Tom that it is combined in this post)
- Charlie Montoyo announced today that TJ Zeuch will start tomorrow’s game against the Yankees.
- George Springer felt great after his 5 outings in Buffalo last night, and will DH in tonight’s game.
- Patrick Murphy has been reinstated from the IL
- Travis Bergen has been reinstated from the IL and optioned down to AAA
- Carl Edwards is on the injured list with an oblique strain
Here are tonight’s lineups. Gurriel will DH and Panik bats fifth.
|DJ LeMahieu – 1B||Marcus Semien – 2B|
|Aaron Judge – RF||Bo Bichette – SS|
|Gleyber Torres – SS||Vladimir Guerrero – 1B|
|Giancarlo Stanton – DH||Teoscar Hernandez – LF|
|Gio Urshela – 3B||Randal Grichuk – CF|
|Miguel Andujar – LF||Joe Panik – 3B|
|Rougned Odor – 2B||Lourdes Gurriel – DH|
|Kyle Higashioka – C||Cavan Biggio – RF|
|Brett Gardner – CF||Reese McGuire – C|
|Gerrit Cole – RHP||Ross Stripling – RHP|
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