Toronto Blue Jays probable pitchers & starting lineups vs. Houston Astros, April 1

No jokes here, we've got all of the information you'll need to tune in to the Blue Jays-Astros matchup tonight.

Mar 20, 2024; North Port, Florida, USA; Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Bowden Francis (44)
Mar 20, 2024; North Port, Florida, USA; Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Bowden Francis (44) / Jonathan Dyer-USA TODAY Sports
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Following a decent-but-not-great showing in a four-game set against the Rays, the Toronto Blue Jays are now setting their sights on the Houston Astros. While the Jays split their season-opening series in Tampa Bay, Houston is coming off of an embarrassing four-game sweep at the hands of the New York Yankees.

Probable starting pitchers

  • For the Blue Jays, 27-year-old Bowden Francis is set to make the first start of his big league career. The right-hander has always had a preference for starting, but didn't really get the opportunity until this year when Alek Manoah began the year on the shelf and Francis dominated in spring training. Last year, Francis posted a sparkling 1.73 ERA across 20 relief outings, striking out 35 batters and walking only eight in 36.1 innings of work.
  • Opposite Francis will be right-hander Ronel Blanco, who is making the 25th appearance and eighth start of his big league career. Blanco, 30, had a 4.50 ERA and 5.99 FIP last year in 17 appearances (seven starts) and is at times susceptible to allowing home runs and walking batters at high rates. He's going to give the Blue Jays every opportunity to extend the Astros' losing streak to five-straight games.

Toronto Blue Jays starting lineup, April 1

  • 1. RF George Springer
  • 2. 1B Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
  • 3. DH Justin Turner
  • 4. LF Daulton Varsho
  • 5. C Alejandro Kirk
  • 6. SS Ernie Clement
  • 7. CF Kevin Kiermaier
  • 8. 3B Isiah Kiner-Falefa
  • 9. 2B Cavan Biggio

Houston Astros starting lineup, April 1

  • 1. 2B Jose Altuve
  • 2. DH Yordan Alvarez
  • 3. RF Kyle Tucker
  • 4. 3B Alex Bregman
  • 5. C Yanier Diaz
  • 6. 1B Jose Abreu
  • 7. LF Chas McCormick
  • 8. SS Jeremy Pena
  • 9. CF Jake Meyers

What channel is the Toronto Blue Jays game on today?

  • Game time: 8:10 p.m. ET
  • Sportsnet, the SN App, and TVA Sports 2 will have the Blue Jays broadcast.
  • Astros fans can catch the game on Space City Home Network.

How do I stream the Toronto Blue Jays game today?

How can I listen to the Toronto Blue Jays game today?

  • The Blue Jays broadcast will be on Sportsnet.ca.
  • Astros fans can tune into the game on KBME 790 AM/94.5 FM HD-2 and TUDN 93.3/KLAT 1010.