Spring Threat: Jays vs. Orioles

Troy Tulowitzki
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Kevin Pillar leading off, the spectre of having to talk about a bad JA Happ performance, or Maicer Izturis retiring, or Aaron Loup being shut down for two weeks and likely not being ready for opening day can’t even get me down about this one.

Blue Jays baseball-ish on TV on a Friday afternoon? Tulo in the lineup with his new leg kick that’s going to destroy the AL? Storen and Osuna getting in some action? The potential of Brad Penny’s arm falling off live in front of us? Let’s do this!

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TV: Sportsnet

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

And now, the lineups…

Toronto Blue Jays

Kevin Pillar(R) CF
Josh Donaldson(R) DH
Troy Tulowitzki(R) SS
Russell Martin(R) C
Justin Smoak(S) 1B
Domonic Brown(L) RF
Matt Dominguez(R) 3B
Dalton Pompey(S) LF
Ryan Goins(L) 2B

LHP JA Happ

Baltimore Orioles

Joey Rickard(R) CF
Jonathan Schoop(R) 2B
Mark Trumbo(R) DH
Christian Walker(R) 1B
Alfredo Marte(R) LF
Dariel Alvarez(R) RF
Francisco Pena(R) C
Ryan Flaherty(L) 3B
Paul Janish(R) SS

RHP Van Swirly