I thought spring training ended over a month ago… Wait, this is a major league lineup? In MAY?!
News and Scuttlebutt
Morales is unavailable tonight, which means Blue Jays will play with a two-man bench of Chris Coghlan and catcher Mike Ohlman.
— Arden Zwelling (@ArdenZwelling) May 10, 2017
Troy Tulowitzki tentatively set to play rehab games in Florida on Saturday, Monday and Tuesday, setting him up to rejoin #BlueJays in Atl
— Shi Davidi (@ShiDavidi) May 10, 2017
— Blue Jays Nation (@thejaysnation) May 10, 2017
So we don’t know just yet whether or not Kendrys Morales will need to hit the disabled list or not, but we do know for sure he won’t be available today. Just wait until you see the lineup! Woof! Anyways, Troy Tulowitzki is reportedly set to come back soon, which is huge, because, well, I mean, you’ll see in a second.
And now, the lineups…
— Blue Jays (@BlueJays) May 10, 2017
Francisco Liriano: 26 1/3 ERA, 4.44 ERA, 8.9 H9, 1.0 HR9, 6.8 BB9, 10.3 SO9
Going for a sixth series win in our last seven to end this 10-game trip.
— #VoteTribe 5x a day (@Indians) May 10, 2017
Danny Salazar: 33 2/3 IP, 4.28 ERA, 9.1 H9, 1.1 HR9, 4.3 BB9, 13.1 SO9
That lineup. *whistles* My goodness. It looks like a team they would send on the bus to Clearwater. Let’s hope that nobody else is injured tonight, because there are only four more position players not on the team or disabled list left on the 40-man roster. Anyways, Liriano vs Salazar is a battle of similar pitchers. Both guys rely on an inconsistent but lethal slider, both walk a lot of guys, and both are going to rack up the strikeouts. Tonight’s game is largely going to come down to who’s slider is working and who’s isn’t.