Mar 23, 2013; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; View of the Olympic Stadium prior to the match of Montreal Impact and New York Red Bulls. Mandatory Credit: Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports

Live Game Thread: Toronto Blue Jays vs New York Mets in Montreal


 

We are just two days a few days before the official beginning of the 2014 season for the Toronto Blue Jays, but there will be a very real feeling to the final two exhibition games of the spring. That’s because baseball is back in Montreal, and the fans are ecstatic, and according to Jon Morosi of Fox Sports, they are coming out in droves.

 

Here’s the skinny:

Toronto Blue Jays vs. New York Mets
Olympic Stadium
Montreal, QC, Canada

Start Time: 7:05pm

Where to Watch:

Sportsnet 360 (7:00pm)

Bell Satellite TV – National 410 1410
Bell Fibe TV – Toronto 410 1410
Shaw -Vancouver 54 231
Shaw – Calgary 30 231
Shaw Direct – National 403/114 264/319
Rogers – Toronto 53/411 509
Cogeco – Oakville 36/936 741
Telus – Vancouver 115 663
Telus – Calgary 115 663
Bragg (Eastlink) – Halifax 55 712
MTS – Winnipeg 181 1181
Sasktel – Regina 111 411
Videotron – Montreal 111 N/A
Bell Aliant – St. John’s 101 468

 

Blue Jays Line-up:

Jose Reyes – SS
Melky Cabrera – LF
Jose Bautista – RF
Edwin Encarnacion – 1B
Adam Lind – DH
Dioner Navarro – C
Colby Rasmus – CF
Brett Lawrie – 3B
Ryan Goins – 2B

Mark Buehrle – SP

New York Mets Line-up:

TBD

Live Game Thread:

Feel free to chat among yourselves about the game, how the Blue Jays look, and how Olympic Stadium is holding up. We’ll try to add in detail of the game as things happen, keeping any late comers abreast of the details.

Here’s a topic to get everyone started for the evening:

“Should Major League Baseball bring a team to Montreal and can the city sustain a franchise this time around?”

Enjoy the game folks!

Tags: Montreal Expos Toronto Blue Jays

  • Andrew van Laar

    Interesting to see Lawrie where he is. I would have swapped him with Navarro between the two lefties.

    • Thomas Nelligan

      Do you think that is to have a player with more speed in front of goins? To allow for bunts etc to advance the runner?

      • http://jaysjournal.com/ Michael Wray

        I sure hope not

    • http://jaysjournal.com/ Michael Wray

      I like Navarro’s bat control and he also switch hits so it keeps the R/L theme throughout the lineup. Brett starts mashing, move him up until then I like him 8th.

  • Kyle Franzoni

    Jays make a little noise with two outs in the bottom of the first, but come up empty.

    Great play by Edwin to close out the top of the inning, starting the double play.

  • Kyle Franzoni

    Colby still looks like he buys his facial hair from Scott Tenorman…

  • Kyle Franzoni

    WHAT A PLAY BY LAWRIE. Don’t tell me his glove is over-rated!

  • Kyle Franzoni

    The Blue Jays aren’t getting very many good swings against Mejia yet, game tied at 0 after 3.

  • Kyle Franzoni

    Buehrle gives up a pair, but Jose Bautista gets on back with a big fly to start the bottom of the 4th. Thing got out of here in a hurry!

  • Kyle Franzoni

    What say you commenters, should Janssen have started the season on the DL? His stuff looked really flat tonight, no life.

  • Kyle Franzoni

    d’Arnaud punished the Blue Jays with a home run, takes Stroman deep as kind of a thumb to the nose.

  • Kyle Franzoni

    Blue Jays almost squander two free runs, but Edwin comes through to tie up the game at 4 in the seventh.

  • Kyle Franzoni

    Encarnacion takes another HBP in an uncomfortable place, on the right hand. He’s staying in the game, but too close to the regular season for this stuff to happen.

  • Kyle Franzoni

    Blue Jays win on a walk-off!!!! Ricardo Nanita!

  • Andrew van Laar

    Looks like I missed a good game! I saw some highlights on the Jays official site and that diving play at third was out of this world! He is just so good in the hot corner.