Spring Threat: Jays vs. Astros

Aaron Sanchez
Photo Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Alright! It’s some Friday afternoon baseball on the ol’ TV, and Aaron Sanchez looking to continue to make the case that he should be a member of the Jays’ rotation.

He’s already out there on the mound as I type, so let’s do this!

Scuttlebutt

Dalton Pompey has been sent down to minor league camp, which may seem a bit early, but was also entirely expected. Meanwhile, the Jays have lost yet another of their depth pieces, as Brad Penny announced today that he is retiring, a day after Rafael Soriano did the same (as I mentioned in this morning’s Daily Duce).

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) 3B
Jose Bautista(R) RF
Troy Tulowitzki(R) SS
Chris Colabello(R) DH
Justin Smoak(S) 1B
Ezequiel Carrera(L) LF
Darwin Barney(R) 2B
A.J. Jimenez(R) C

RHP Aaron Sanchez

Houston Astros

Jake Marisnick(R) CF
Marwin Gonzalez(S) SS
Luis Valbuena(L) 3B
Tyler White(R) 1B
Jason Castro(L) C
Jon Singleton(L) DH
Danny Worth(R) 2B
Andrew Aplin(L) RF
Eury Perez(R) LF

RHP Doug Fister