GDB 115.0: Toronto Blue Jays look to build momentum against Cleveland Guardians after The Cavan Biggio Game

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Zach Laing
10 months ago
Days after it was Davis Schneider joining the Blue Jays and having the game(s) of his life, Monday night saw utility man Cavan Biggio do the same.
His two-run jack in the top of the eighth helped secure the Toronto Blue Jays their win, and in the bottom of the inning, got the final two outs on a 4-unassisted double play.
Don’t take it from me, take it from Jays pitcher Chris Bassitt.
“There has to be more perfect games than 4 unassissted double plays where the second baseman gets the 2nd out at first correct?” he pondered on Twitter Tuesday. “I can’t get Biggio’s play out of my head.”
Playing as a utility roleplayer all season, it was a great moment to see Biggio step up into and make two crucial plays to secure the win.
He’ll be back in the lineup Tuesday night for game two against the Cleveland Guardians and the club gives Davis Schneider, who went 0-for-4 at the plate with two strikeouts in the leadoff spot, a night off.
Yusei Kikuchi will take the mound for the Jays opposite of Tanner Bibee for the Guardians.

First pitch: 7:10 p.m EST —Sportsnet, Sportsnet 650.
Toronto Blue Jays: 64-50, 7.0 GB, – WCGB, +58 DIFF.
Cleveland Guardians: 54-59, 5.5 GB, 9.5 WCGB, -6 DIFF.
Odds via Betano:
Moneyline: TOR -128; CLE +110.
Series Bets:
Blue Jays to win the series +175
Series correct score Toronto 4-0: +1100
Starting pitchers:
TOR: Yusei Kikuchi LHP – 9-3, 22 GS, 115.1 IP. 3.67 ERA, 113 ERA+, 4.68 FIP, 1.275 WHIP, 2.7 BB/9, 9.3 SO/9.
CLE: Tanner Bibee RHP – 7-2, 17 GS, 94.2 IP. 3.14 ERA, 133 ERA+, 3.87 FIP, 1.246 WHIP, 3.3 BB/9, 9.0 SO/9.
  1. W Merrifield (D) LF
  2. B Belt (Z) DH
  3. V Guerrero Jr. (D) 1B
  4. G Springer (D) RF
  5. D Varsho (Z) CF
  6. D Jansen (D) C
  7. C Biggio (Z) 2B
  8. S Espinal (D) 3B
  9. P DeJong (D) SS
  1. S Kwan (Z) LF
  2. A Gimenez (Z) 2B
  3. J Ramírez (A) 3B
  4. O Gonzalez (D) DH
  5. R Laureano (D) RF
  6. B Rocchio (A) SS
  7. G Arias (D) 1B
  8. B Naylor (Z) C
  9. M Straw (D) CF

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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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