Game Update: Mets-Nationals postponed due to COVID-19 contact tracing Thursday
Game Update: Orioles-Red Sox postponed due to rain Thursday
Tejeda has been scratched due to a skin infection. Isiah Kiner-Falefa will now play shortstop with Sherten Apostel in at third base. Ronald Guzman will jump from the eighth spot to the seventh spot in the order with Apostel batting eighth.
Joe Kelly will start for the Dodgers tonight and will likely only go an inning after recording three outs in last night’s game. Julio Urias is still likely to see work behind Kelly, so not a whole lot changes for the A’s, although the lefties at the top of the order for Oakland will be in a better spot in the first inning.
Barager will open for the Giants on Wednesday and isn’t likely to go more than an inning or two. It is Logan Webb’s turn in the rotation, so it’s possible we see him as the long-man, although that hasn’t been confirmed. Barager is a lefty, so this does help the right-handers at the top of the Rockies lineup, although they’ll likely only see him once.
Turner has been scratched from Wednesday’s lineup, which has led to Josh Harrison being thrown into the #2 hole. Harrison will play 2nd with Luis Garcia now handling duties at shortstop. This is a minor win for Zach Eflin, who won’t have to deal with Turner’s lethal speed.
Shaw has been scratched from Tuesday’s lineup and will be replaced in the 9th spot in the batting order by Jonathan Davis. This doesn’t move the needle much but it does remove a potential HR threat from the lineup in exchange for a more light hitting Davis.
The Dodgers are still expected to treat this as a bullpen game, so don’t expect more than 2-3 innings from Wood. He’s pitching in Coors tonight, so he’s not a recommended option anyway. This is good news for Nolan Arenado, Trevor Story and the rest of the Rockies RHs.
Not a whole lot should change for Anderson, although he likely won’t enter the game until about the second inning. Both pitchers are right-handers, so this doesn’t change the Yankees projected lineup.
May has been scratched Wednesday and will be replaced by another right-hander in Brusdar Graterol. Not too much changes here, but make sure to remove May from any early slate lineups.