We can actually watch today's game, if you get FX Canada or if you have MLB.TV. And later, Italy and Mexico play in the WBC, that one starts at 3:00 Eastern and is on Sportsnet One.
Mark Buehrle gets the start and is to pitch 3 innings. Justin Germano is to follow, and pitch 2 innings.
|TORONTO BLUE JAYS||BALTIMORE ORIOLES|
|Emilio Bonifacio, 2B||Nolan Reimold, DH|
|Maicer Izturis, SS||Brian Roberts, 2B|
|Melky Cabrera, CF||Conner Jackson, RF|
|Jose Bautista, RF||Matt Wieters, C|
|Adam Lind, DH||Chris Davis, 1B|
|Mark DeRosa, 3B||J.J. Hardy, SS|
|Lars Anderson, 1B||Nate McLouth, CF|
|Henry Blanco, C||Manny Machardo,3B|
|Eugenio Velez, LF||Steve Pearce, LF|
|Mark Buehrle, P||Jason Hammel, P|
So, Melky in CF? He has played 560 MLB games in CF, so all is good. If you don't know who Eugenio Velez is, you aren't alone. Jays signed him as a minor league free agent. He does have 259 games in, in the MLB. Owns a .241/.287/.367 line, mostly for the Giants.
With both DeRosa and Blanco in the lineup, we get 2 runs for character. Before the game starts we are up 2-0 .
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