Spring Threat: Jays vs. Red Sox

Marcus Stroman
Photo Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Alright! More spring baseball on TV! And this time featuring Marcus Stroman! Aaaaaand a skeleton lineup, which John Gibbons is running out there today to avoid knuckleballer Stephen Wright of the Red Sox.

Or he supposedly was. It doesn’t look that bad for this part of the spring, though (that is, if you pretend it’s an away game). Uh… Russell Martin, at least!

It also gives us a chance to once again test drive our new, better setup for Game Threat comments, powered by Solid Opinion. So go check it out below the lineups!


The Jays have signed some Randy Choate to a minor league to see if he can’t be a guy who gets lefties out for them while Aaron Loup is on the shelf. Scott MacArthur tweets that in 71 appearances for the Cardinals last year, Choate pitched just 27.1 innings, so he’s a true LOOGY this Choate.

Scott also tweets that Edwin Encarnacion is now looking to get into a game on either Wednesday or Thursday of next week. Take your time, Edwin!

TV: Sportsnet

Next game: Tomorrow, 1:05 PM ET, @ Phillies

And now, the lineups…

Toronto Blue Jays

Dalton Pompey(S) LF
Darwin Barney(R) 2B
Russell Martin(R) C
Justin Smoak(S) 1B
Domonic Brown(L) DH
Junior Lake(R) CF
Matt Dominguez(R) 3B
Ezequiel Carrera(L) RF
Jio Mier(R) SS

RHP Marcus Stroman

Boston Red Sox

Mookie Betts(R) RF
Brock Holt(L) SS
Travis Shaw(L) 3B
Allen Craig(R) 1B
Brennan Boesch(L) DH
Rusney Castillo(R) LF
Jackie Bradley Jr.(L) CF
Deven Marrero(R) 2B
Christian Vazquez(R) C
RHP Stephen Wright