Live Game Thread: Toronto Blue Jays vs. New York Mets in Montreal Game 2


Mar 28, 2014; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Munenori Kawasaki (66) celebrates after scoring the winning run in the ninth inning against the New York Mets at the Olympic Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

Major League Baseball returns to Montreal for the second time in less than 24 hours with the Toronto Blue Jays set to wrap up their spring training schedule with an exhibition game at Olympic Stadium today against the New York Mets. First pitch is scheduled for 1:05 PM EST.

TV: MLB.TV (Free), Sportsnet East, Ontario, West and Pacific
Radio: Sportsnet 590 THE FAN

Toronto Blue Jays Lineup:

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

Brandon Morrow – P

New York Mets Lineup:

Eric Young Jr. LF
Daniel Murphy 2B
David Wright 3B
Curtis Granderson RF
Chris Young CF
Lucas Duda DH
Ike Davis 1B
Travis d’Arnaud C
Ruben Tejada SS

Daisuke Matsuzaka – P

(H/T to Rising Apple for today’s Mets’ lineup)

According to Mike Wilner of The Fan 590, Jose Bautista has been scratched from today’s lineup and has the same stomach bug that hit Dustin McGowan and Sergio Santos earlier this spring.

The good news is that we won’t need to worry about Jose diving for a fly ball on cement in a meaningless game. Drink lots of water Jose, the Blue Jays need you back and healthy for Monday.

The major concern with today’s game is probably how watchable it will be with the notorious slow working Daisuke taking the mound for the Mets. He’s known for taking 30-40 seconds between pitches so hopefully the Jays are able to chase him before the game gets too ugly.

The Big Owe looked decent enough for baseball (mound issues aside) as watching on TV I didn’t mind the retro feel the game had, specifically without fans sitting directly behind home plate. It’s always hard to tell what the stadium is really like but with a full house it looked decent enough to me watching on TV.