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GDB 114.0: Can Davis Schneider and the Toronto Blue Jays stay hot against the Cleveland Guardians?

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Zach Laing
10 months ago
How sweep it is.
That was a cathartic experience this weekend watching the Toronto Blue Jays sweep the Boston Red Sox in Fenway Park. It brought back memories of the Jays’ 28-5 trashing last year, and Red Sox fans already think the Jays may have just ended their season.
The Davis Schenider era kicked off with a record-setting bang and now, the team looks to carry that momentum into Cleveland to face a Guardians team that sits second in the AL Central.
But we all know what that means: the Guardians stink. Their .482 W-L% is much more indicative to the season they’re having and sold off some assets at the trade deadline.
Couple that with the fact that they’ll be missing Jose Ramirez for a chunk of this series as he appeals a three-game suspension and is in the lineup tonight, and I have a hard time imaging the Jays not rolling through this series victorious.

First pitch: 7:10 p.m EST —Sportsnet, Sportsnet 650.
Toronto Blue Jays: 63-50, 7.5 GB, – WCGB, +56 DIFF.
Cleveland Guardians: 54-58, 4.5 GB, 8.5 WCGB, -4 DIFF.
Odds via Betano:
Moneyline: TOR -128; CLE +120.
Series Bets:
Blue Jays to win the series +175
Series correct score Toronto 4-0: +1100
Starting pitchers:
TOR: Hyun-Jin Ryu LHP – 0-1, 1 GS, 5.0 IP. 7.20 ERA, 62 ERA+, 5.26 FIP, 2.000 WHIP, 1.8 BB/9, 5.4 SO/9.
CLE: Gavin Williams RHP – 1-3, 8 GS, 42.6 IP. 3.38 ERA, 125 ERA+, 4.30 FIP, 1.336 WHIP, 4.4 BB/9, 7.8 SO/9.
Lineups: 
Toronto 
  1. TBA
Cleveland
  1. S Kwan (L) LF
  2. A Gimenez (L) 2B
  3. J Ramírez (S) 3B
  4. O Gonzalez (R) DH
  5. K Calhoun (L) RF
  6. G Arias (R) 1B
  7. B Rocchio (S) SS
  8. M Straw (R) CF
  9. B Naylor (L) C

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Zach Laing is the Nation Network’s news director and senior columnist. He can be followed on Twitter at @zjlaing, or reached by email at zach@oilersnation.com.

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