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On Deck: Blue Jays visit Tampa Bay

The Toronto Blue Jays open a four-game set in Tampa Bay on Thursday night. Here’s everything you need to know to get you set for the matchup.

Toronto Tampa Bay
Thursday – 7:10 Marcus Stroman (9-10, 4.37)* Blake Snell (6-8, 3.54)*
Friday – 7:10 Francisco Liriano (8-13, 4.69)* Matt Andriese (8-8, 4.37)*
Saturday – 6:10 Aaron Sanchez (15-2, 3.00)* Chris Archer (1-0, 2.57)
Sunday – 1:10 Marco Estrada (0-0, 3.00) Jake Odorizzi (0-1, 6.00)

*denotes 2016 stats

Career vs. Opponent Hitters

Thursday

Stroman vs RaysSnell vs Jays

FridayLiriano vs Rays

Andriese vs Jays

Saturday

Sanchez vs Rays

Archer vs Jays.png

Sunday

Estrada vs Rays.png

Odorizzi vs Jays.png

(All stats taken from ESPN. For some reason they still have Upton & Ceciliani on the roster.)

Who’s 🔥 / Who’s ❄️

Toronto

🔥 Devon Travis: 3-for-10, 1 RBI
🔥 Josh Donaldson: 4-for-9, 1 BB
❄️ Team with RISP: 1-for-16
❄️ Troy Tulowitzki: 0-for-9, 2 K
❄️ Russell Martin:  0-for-6, 2 BB

Tampa Bay

 🔥 Logan Morrison: 5-for-9, 1 HR, 3 RBI
 🔥 Kevin Kiermaier: 4-for-11, 3 BB, 1 SB
 🔥 Evan Longoria: 3-for-9, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 3 BB
 ❄️ Brad Miller: 2-for-13, 4 K
 ❄️  Tim Beckham: 2-for-10, 3 K

Ex-Files

Colby Rasmus (2011-14): Opens the season on the Disabled List with a groin injury.

In The Hole

Toronto heads north for the Home Opener Tuesday against Milwaukee, kicking off a nine-game home stand which also sees Baltimore and Boston visit the Dome.

Social

Don’t forget to follow us all season long on Twitter @jaysbalk. And find The 7th Inning Stretch Podcast on iTunes, Google Play and Soundcloud.

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