Rogers Centre | Toronto, ON
Spencer Turnbull (2018: 0-2, 6.06, 1.29) vs. Aaron Sanchez (2018: 4-6, 4.89, 1.56)
The Blue Jays look to keep their modest one-game winning streak going in the third game of the opening season series against the Tigers.
Aaron Sanchez looks to pick up from where his old/new B.F.F. left off in the season opener and to regain his 2016 form. He faces off against some chap called Spencer Turnbull, who is making his fourth major-league start.
Congrats to Charlie Montoyo for notching his first win as manager after yesterday's 6-0 win. The players promptly toasted him with a nice little bath in the clubhouse after the game:
Shout to my man Charlie on his first win as a manager! @BlueJays pic.twitter.com/NlEfjZVcJx— Marcus Stroman (@MStrooo6) March 30, 2019
That was a heck of a debut in blue and white for Matt Shoemaker, huh? Even if he doesn't amount to much the rest of the way, we'll always have this start, but he's displayed good talent while he was with the Angels. Now, if only he can stay healthy for the whole year...
Blue Jays pitchers not named Daniel Hudson have combined to throw 18 innings with 4 hits given up, zero runs and 22 strikeouts so far this season. More of the same in today's game, por favor.
In other news around MLB:
Paul Goldschmidt is the first ever to have a 3-HR game within his first two games with a new team.
Seattle? Fuck off with blowing a 6-1 lead against the Red Sox. That'll teach us to mock them in the game recap thread last night. (Friendly reminder: Last season, the Red Sox lost on opening day and then went 17-1 in their next 18 games. Let sleeping dogs lie.)
Check out this sweet grab - bases loaded in the bottom of the 10th, if that ball goes through.... game over:
No way. 😮 pic.twitter.com/9mAjOUj5XI— MLB (@MLB) March 30, 2019
The Sanchize makes his 1st start of the season today! #LetsGoBlueJays pic.twitter.com/DP3bbga3EZ— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) March 30, 2019
With his triple last night, Nick now has 30 since the start of his rookie season in 2014, tied for the 6th most among all active players.#MotorOn pic.twitter.com/1lWYYgnoi8— Detroit Tigers (@tigers) March 30, 2019