The Toronto Blue Jays open a four-game set vs the New York Yankees on Thursday, kicking off the 2018 season.
|Thursday – 3:37||J.A. Happ (10-11, 3.53)||Luis Severino (14-6, 2.98)|
|Friday – 7:07||Aaron Sanchez (1-3, 4.25)||Masahiro Tanaka (13-12, 4.74)|
|Saturday – 4:07||Marco Estrada (10-9, 4.98)||CC Sabathia (14-5, 3.69)|
|Sunday – 1:07||Marcus Stroman (13-9, 3.09)||Sonny Gray (10-12, 3.55)|
*2017 stats listed
New Faces in New Places
- Outfielders Curtis Granderson & Randall Grichuk, as well as shortstop Aledmys Diaz will all make their Blue Jays debuts on Opening Day
- Infielders Yangervis Solarte & Gift Ngope are new to the roster
- Pitchers Jaime Garcia, not scheduled to appear in this series, John Axford, Tyler Clippard and Seung hwan Oh will round out the 9 new Blue Jays for 2018
- Infielders Brandon Drury & Neil Walker
- Outfielder/DH Giancarlo Stanton
- The Yankees have, surprisingly, done well at building from within, and will have just three new faces to start the year
- Relief pitcher Tyler Clippard spent parts of three seasons in pinstripes (2007, ’16, ’17)
- Starter Jaime Garcia made eight starts for New York in 2017 (0-3, 4.82)
- Catcher Russell Martin (2011-12)
- Infielder Yangervis Solarte (2014)
- Outfielder Curtis Granderson (2010-13)
New York: none
In The Hole
Toronto continues it’s season-opening seven game home stand when the Chicago White Sox visit from Monday through Wednesday.
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