The Blue Jays and their division avian rivals Orioles will battle in the first night game of spring training at the beautifully renovated Ed Smith Stadium down in Sarasota. A night road game in week one means we won't see any top players from the Jays' side, but the Orioles are will be sending out a major league lineup to face Daniel Norris, which is a good thing.
|TORONTO BLUE JAYS||BALTIMORE ORIOLES|
|Ezequiel Carrera - LF - #3||Manny Machado - 3B - #13|
|Devon Travis - 2B - #77||J.J. Hardy - SS - #2|
|Dalton Pompey - CF - #45||Adam Jones - CF - #10|
|Dayan Viciedo - DH - #88||Delmon Young - RF - #27|
|Justin Smoak - 1B - #14||Chris Davis - 1B - #19|
|Danny Valencia - 3B - #23||Matt Wieters - DH - #32|
|Chris Dickerson - RF - #33||Steve Pearce - LF - #28|
|Maicer Izturis - SS - #13||Ryan Lavarnway - C - #60|
|Josh Thole - C - #22||Jonathan Schoop - 2B - #6|
|Daniel Norris - SP - #32||Miguel Gonzalez - SP - #50|
Taxiing along with the starting crew will be Gindl, Kawasaki, Smith Jr., Alford, Diaz, Fox, Hague, Jimenez, Nay, Ochinko, Tolleson, Aquino, Francis, Hynes, Oramas, Burns, Castro, Guilmet, Infante, Jenkins, and Osuna. Maybe I should make a Sporcle game to see if you can type out those players' first names in under three minutes.
The 7 pm game is viewable at MLB.tv (subscribers only) and it's audible on the Fan590 and online.
Generally, I'd mention something about the rules here but since Tom is away and it's a spring game, I won't. Doesn't mean you won't be banned without warning, though.