With pre-spring training yielding little but a few photos and random quotes let’s look ahead to the start of the season.
The Toronto Blue Jays 2010 regular season will kick off with an afternoon game (2:05 eastern start time) against the Texas Rangers.
This will be the fourth time that they have faced the Texas Rangers on opening day. The Jays lead the series 2-1.
The Toronto Blue Jays have an all-time record of 25 – 8 on opening day.
Who will toe the rubber? Odds on favourites would have to include Shaun Marcum or Ricky Romero. The dark-horse candidate would be Dustin McGowan. This is one of the few interesting developments this spring.
The Jays will have an off day of the 6th, which makes it likely that we’ll see all three of the back-end relievers (Downs, Frasor,Gregg)in action.
Look for Scott Feldman, the cutter throwing right-hander, to start for the Rangers. This should push Jose Bautista out of the starting lineup, hopefully making way for an opening day start in the DH slot for Randy Ruiz. Look for an outfield of Lind, Wells and Snider.
Last season the Jays touched up Feldman, scoring six earned runs in 7.2 IP (including 9 hits and 2 HR)
Will we see another Adam Lind (HR, 6 RBI) like opening day? All questions will be answered on April 5th.
Doc in Phillies Uniform
I know this hurts but what the hell? Here is some extremely low quality video I shot of the new MLB 2K10 video game featuring Doc Halladay in a Phillies uniform.
Of course it doesn’t hurt as much as seeing the real thing.