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Friday Bantering: Jays Play First Spring Game

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The Jays play their first game of the spring today, though is it really baseball if we can’t watch?

Charlie says Berrios will throw around 35 pitches today.

Today’s lineups:

Today's Lineups

BLUE JAYS ORIOLES
Santiago Espinal - 2B Ryan McKenna - CF
Bo Bichette - SS DJ Stewart - DH
Greg Bird - 1B Kelvin Gutierrez - 3B
Danny Jansen - C Kyle Stowers - LF
Josh Palacios - RF Tyler Nevin - 1B
Jordan Groshans - 3B Jahmai Jones - 2B
Mallex Smith - CF Yusniel Diaz - RF
Otto Lopez - DH Anthony Bemboom - C
Nathan Lukes - LF Richie Martin - SS
Jose Berrios - RHP Spenser Watkins - RHP

Not many of the regulars made the trip.

The good news is that Sportsnet is going to show us 16 spring games. That must be a record.

2022 Blue Jays on Sportsnet – Spring Training Broadcast Schedule

* Audio coverage of select games to stream live on sportsnet.ca and on the SN app

• Saturday, March 19 – Toronto @ Philadelphia, 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT (Sportsnet East, Ontario & Pacific, SN NOW

• Sunday, March 20 – Pittsburgh @ Toronto, 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT (Sportsnet & SN NOW | Sportsnet Radio Network, sportsnet.ca & SN app)

• Monday, March 21 – Toronto @ Detroit, 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT (Sportsnet ONE & SN NOW | Sportsnet.ca & SN app)

• Tuesday, March 22 – New York Yankees @ Toronto, 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT (Sportsnet & SN NOW | Sportsnet.ca & SN app)

• Wednesday, March 23 – Blue Jays @ Philadelphia, 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT (Sportsnet & SN NOW | Sportsnet.ca & SN app)

• Thursday, March 24 – Atlanta @ Toronto, 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT (Sportsnet & SN NOW | sportsnet.ca & SN app)

• Friday, March 25 – Detroit @ Toronto, 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT (Sportsnet & SN NOW | sportsnet.ca & SN app)

• Saturday, March 26 – Toronto @ New York Yankees, 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT (Sportsnet & SN NOW | Sportsnet Radio Network, sportsnet.ca & SN app)

• Sunday, March 27 – Philadelphia @ Blue Jays, 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT (Sportsnet & SN NOW | Sportsnet Radio Network, sportsnet.ca & SN app)

• Monday, March 28 – Toronto @ Atlanta, 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT (Sportsnet & SN NOW| Sportsnet.ca & SN app)

• Wednesday, March 30 – Toronto @ New York Yankees, 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT (SN NOW | sportsnet.ca & SN app)

• Thursday, March 31 – Detroit @ Toronto, 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT (Sportsnet & SN NOW | sportsnet.ca & SN app)

• Friday, April 1 – Toronto @ Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT (Sportsnet & SN NOW | sportsnet.ca & SN app)

• Saturday, April 2 – Philadelphia @ Toronto, 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT (Sportsne


t & SN NOW | Sportsnet Radio Network)

• Sunday, April 3 – New York Yankees @ Toronto, 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT (Sportsnet & SN NOW | Sportsnet Radio Network)

• Monday, April 4 – Blue Jays @ Detroit, 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT (Sportsnet & SN NOW)


The Yankees made a trade today, sending Luke Voit to the Padres for a pitching prospect Justin Lang. Yankees normally are picking up the salary in trades.


Vlad already has had the best line of the spring:

What we did last year was the trailer. Now you guys are going to see the movie.