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Open Thread for Saturday Split Squad games

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And some Jays news.

MLB: Spring Training-Baltimore Orioles at New York Yankees Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

We have two games today for the price of one. The one against the Yankees is on Sportsnet TV. The Orioles game is on radio.

There isn’t much for Jays news, unless you consider $5 beers news (but it is only Bud and Bud Lite for $5 and I wouldn’t drink that stuff if you paid me $5). Also the 50/50 prize for opening day is guaranteed to be half a million dollars. Not bad money.

And Charlie Montoyo has talked to Randal Grichuk about hitting leadoff. Apparently Randal is good with the idea. Sounds like it will be Billy McKinney or Grichuk most games. For those of us hoping Dalton makes the team, that doesn’t make his chances sound good.

Charlie says the toughest decision is the utility infielder choice between Sogard and Urena. Personally, I go with Urena without a second thought.


In the Yankees’ game Thomas Pannone makes the start against J.A. Happ. And no Tulo isn’t playing. Bo Bichette plays and hits leadoff.

Today's Lineups

BLUE JAYS YANKEES
Bo Bichette - SS Brett Gardner - CF
Anthony Alford - RF Aaron Judge - DH
Teoscar Hernandez - LF Giancarlo Stanton - RF
Justin Smoak - 1B Greg Bird - 1B
Kevin Pillar - CF Gleyber Torres - SS
Kendrys Morales - DH Austin Romine - C
Danny Jansen - C Clint Frazier - LF
Eric Sogard - 3B Tyler Wade - 2B
Richard Urena - 2B Gio Urshela - 3B

In the Orioles game, Sam Gaviglio gets the start. Dalton Pompey hits leadoff in this one.

Today's Lineups

ORIOLES BLUE JAYS
Eric Young Jr. - LF Dalton Pompey - RF
Mark Trumbo - DH Freddy Galvis - SS
Chance Sisco - C Brandon Drury - 3B
Renato Nunez - 3B Billy McKinney - LF
Austin Hays - RF Andy Burns - 1B
Stevie Wilkerson - 1B Rowdy Tellez - DH
Hanser Alberto - 2B Jonathan Davis - CF
Richie Martin - SS Cavan Biggio - 2B
Drew Jackson - CF Reese McGuire - C