It wouldn’t matter who was pitching for the opposition, but consider that Hardy is 2-for-3 with two homers and three RBIs lifetime against Blue Jays starter Brandon Morrow, and Davis is 2-for-4 with a double, home run and two RBIs.
Small sample sizes, but you should want them facing Morrow tonight.
Nick Markakis is 4-for-10 with two doubles against Morrow. Nolan Reimold is 2-for-3 with a homer and three RBIs. Matt Wieters is 2-for-6 with a homer, two RBIs and three walks.
Morrow has won six of his last seven decisions, and he’s allowed three earned runs or fewer in 13 of 19 games.
Chris Tillman is 0-2 with a 5.01 ERA in four career starts against Toronto, with 13 runs, 20 hits, nine walks, 15 strikeouts and seven homers in 23 1/3 innings.
Jose Bautista is 4-for-7 with a double, two homers and three RBIs lifetime against Tillman. Aaron Hill and Adam Lind are both 2-for-11, but Hill has a double and home run.
Update: Hardy and Davis aren’t in tonight’s lineup.
Robert Andino SS
Nick Markakis RF
Adam Jones CF
Vladimir Guerrero DH
Matt Wieters C
Mark Reynolds 1B
Nolan Reimold LF
Josh Bell 3B
Blake Davis 2B
Chris Tillman RHP