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Opening Day GameThread: Jays @ Rays

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Opening Day is finally here. I thought it would never get here.

Marcus Stroman is our opening day starter. He's had an eventful year, I've nothing but admiration for all the work he has done to get himself to the point where he is our opening day starter. Stroman had a 1.98 ERA in 13.2 innings, this spring. He allowed 10 hits, 1 home run, 0 walks and had 12 strikeouts.

Unfortunately, Chris Archer is pretty good too. He's got almost as much personality as Marcus. His official spring numbers were 3 games, 9 innings, 3 earned, 7 hits, 4 walks with 7 strikeouts. I'd image he had some innings in minor league spring games or simulated games. Last year he was 3-2, in 6 starts, with a 3.11 ERA vs the Blue Jays.

Today's lineup. I'm happy to see Edwin out there.

Today's Lineups

TORONTO BLUE JAYS TAMPA BAY RAYS
Kevin Pillar - CF Logan Forsythe - 2B
Jose Bautista - RF Logan Morrison - 1B
Edwin Encarnacion - DH Evan Longoria - 3B
Troy Tulowitzki - SS Corey Dickerson - DH
Chris Colabello - 1B Desmond Jennings - LF
Michael Saunders - LF Brad Miller - SS
Russell Martin - C Steven Souza - RF
Ryan Goins - 2B Kevin Kiermaier - CF
Hank Conger - C
Marcus Stroman - RHP
GO JAYS GO!


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