Spring Threat: Jays @ Pirates

Aaron Sanchez
Photo Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Bus trip to Bradenton! Who wouldn’t be up for a thing like that!

Why, I’ll tell you who! Every position player of consequence for the Toronto Blue Jays, that’s who! (No offence, Ryan Goins and Michael Saunders).

None of this is to suggest that the Pirates are rolling out their big guns, because that lineup? Woof.

Hey, but the sounds of summer! That works!

Yeah… I got nothing. Oh, except I guess there is this little thing called Gavin Floyd (pictured), who totally, really, honestly, legitimately could end up swiping the fifth starter’s job for the Jays, at least to start the season. Not that I wonder if the very conservative former Clevelanders running the Jays might not have designs on very conservatively starting both Drew Hutchison and Aaron Sanchez out at Buffalo.

Crazy? Maybe! But maybe not even! So let’s see if Floyd even remotely looks the part! (Of course, Jesse Chavez already did yesterday, so… hmmm…)

Scuttlebutt

SCUTTLEBUTT FORTHCOMING! (Or not… let’s see!)

TV: None (audio through MLB.com though!)

Next game: Tomorrow, 1:07 PM ET, vs. Baltimore

And now, the lineups…

Toronto Blue Jays

Ryan Goins(L) SS
Michael Saunders(L) LF
Chris Colabello(R) 1B
Justin Smoak(S) DH
Junior Lake(R) RF
Darwin Barney(R) 2B
Darrell Ceciliani(L) CF
Matt Dominguez(R) 3B
Humberto Quintero(R) C

RHP Gavin Floyd

Pittsburgh Pirates

Josh Harrison(R) 2B
Matt Joyce(L) RF
Jason Rogers(R) 3B
Michael Morse(R) DH
Jake Goebbert(L) 1B
Jordy Mercer(R) SS
Elias Diaz(R) C
Willy Garcia(R) CF
Danny Ortiz(L) LF

LHP Jon Niese