For starters, here’s what the Braves will look like tonight in Toronto:
Ah, the beauty of American League baseball. This is a wonderful domain where the Braves don’t have to choose between whether or not they want Tyler Flowers or Kurt Suzuki (who is apparently okay after being walloped with a swing back on Sunday) in the lineup for a game — instead, they can just put them both in. It’s lovely, isn’t it?
Other than that, the lineup doesn’t have too many surprises. Ozzie Albies is returning to the lineup after serving as a pinch hitter on Sunday, so here’s hoping that the rest he’s gotten can help rejuvenate him at the plate.
Here’s Toronto’s lineup:
#bluejays 06/19 Lineup— Daily MLB Lineups (@DailyMLBLineup) June 19, 2018
C Granderson DH
J Smoak 1B
T Hernandez LF
Y Solarte 3B
K Pillar CF
R Grichuk RF
A Diaz SS
L Maile C
D Travis 2B
Our friends over at Bluebird Banter took a stab at predicting Toronto’s lineup for today and other than Luke Maile playing catcher instead of Russell Martin, they basically nailed it. Hmm, it’s almost as if they know a lot about their favorite baseball team, right? But yeah, they figured that this would be the look for the Blue Jays against a RHP and it’s come to fruition with this lineup.
Here’s the comparison between the two pitchers from BaseballSavant.com:
So, what do you all think about how each team is looking for tonight’s game?