The Jays have played ten games under the roof to start the season, that ends tonight with a trip into Baltimore. The Jays face Chris Tillman, Bud Norris and Ubaldo Jimenez. That is one tough match-up and two more favourable ones. Tillman was the O's opening day starter and pitched well last time out. Noriis and Jimenez have not pitched as well and Ubaldo has not lived up to his contract, yet.
The Jays counter with Dustin McGowan, Drew Hutchison and Mark Buehrle. Both McGowan and Hutchison are coming off poor starts and looking to right the ship before Happy Happ shows up.
The Orioles added Nelson Cruz over the winter as thie rother big free agent signing and Delmon Young as a big signing for other reasons. Young might only start against Buehrle. The Orioles are without Manny Machado and JJ Hardy is day to day. Matt Weiters has hit well in the first week as has Cruz. Chris Davis is hitting .300 but doesn't have a home run yet. Rookie Jonathan Schoop hit his first major league home run off Tanaka this week.
This is a series that the Jays could easily win two of three. It could come down to getting McGowan and Hutchison to pitch weel.
This series has two 7:05 games and a 1:35 game on Sunday. There is rain in the forecast for Friday night.