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GDB 49.0: Blue Jays open up four-game set against Tigers

Toronto Blue Jays Davis Schneider
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Zach Laing
26 days ago
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And the beat goes on.
The Blue Jays offence came to life in two of three games against the White Sox to kick off the week, scoring nine runs in the first and third games of the set, despite being shut out in the middle of it.
Being able to walk out with a series victory was key, and the momentum needs to carry over as they face another struggling AL Central team, the Detroit Tigers. The Jays will continue to need the new-look top of the order to do their thing, with Davis Schneider, Danny Jansen, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Bo Bichette holding down the 1-4 spots in the lineup.
Their matchup against Jack Flaherty won’t be an easy one, as he’s had an excellent start to the season, but these are the games the Blue Jays need to find ways to win.

First pitch:
6:40 p.m. EST. TV & Radio: Sportsnet

Starting pitchers:

NameTeamGS
W
L
IP
ERA
xERA
ERA-
FIP
WHIP
K/9
BB/9
Kevin GausmanTOR92342.14.895.401273.491.519.142.34
Jack FlahertyDET91354.23.792.91972.771.0611.851.32

Lineups:


BLUE JAYS:
  1. D Schneider (R) 2B
  2. D Jansen (R) C
  3. V Guerrero Jr. (R) 1B
  4. B Bichette (R) SS
  5. D Vogelbach (L) DH
  6. G Springer (R) RF
  7. D Varsho (L) LF
  8. I Kiner-Falefa (R) 3B
  9. K Kiermaier (L) CF

TIGERS:
  1. R Greene (L) DH
  2. M Vierling (R) LF
  3. W Pérez (S) CF
  4. K Carpenter (L) RF
  5. G Urshela (R) 3B
  6. S Torkelson (R) 1B
  7. C Keith (L) 2B
  8. J Báez (R) SS
  9. C Kelly (R) 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@thenationnetwork.com.

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