Finally, let the games begin! Its full steam ahead with baseball games from today until the end of October, eight and a half months of action. Let's get excited about some fringe player who hits the cover off the ball in the first week. Just remember, the hitters will see a lot of fastballs in the first week, so performance in that week is not necessarily predictive.
The Jays start with two road games, tomorrow is against the Yankees. The first home game in the new ballpark is Monday. Tuesday is doubleheader day.
One player to watch is Anthony Alford who will get plenty of at-bats in the first half of spring training. Is there any change in him? It's getting to his last chance.
Saturdays game will have the following pitchers: RHP Trent Thornton; RHP Sam Gaviglio; RHP AJ Cole; RHP Yennsy Diaz; LHP Brian Moran; RHP Phillippe Aumont.
Starting pitchers for the next five days, according to Shi Davidi, are: Trent Thornton, Anthony Kay, Shun Yamaguchi, Chase Anderson, Trent Thornton, Hyun-Jin Ryu.
Tanner Roark and Matt Shoemaker are out for a while with the flu. Ryan Borucki has a sore arm but he is scheduled to throw on Monday.