Toronto Blue Jays probable pitchers & starting lineups vs. Houston Astros, April 18

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Are you still keeping up, Blue Jays fans? The back and forth continues for the Jays; win one, lose one, win one, lose one. The pitching staff has struggled to consistently get outs and is coming off of a blowout 9-2 loss at the hands of the Astros Monday night.

Probable starting pitchers

  • For the Blue Jays, right-hander Chris Bassitt is once again going to take his turn in the rotation. The nine-year veteran has had one heck of a time getting batters out through the first three starts of his Blue Jays tenure. In 15.1 innings of work, he has already allowed 14 runs (13 earned) on 17 hits, including five home runs and eight walks. There have been occasional ever-so-slight glimpses of promise in Bassitt's game, so he will now take on his former AL West rivals to see if he can right the ship.
  • Opposite Bassitt on the mound will be one of many solid starting pitchers for the Astros, 27-year-old José Urquidy. The fifth-year starter is off to a nice start this year, posting a 2.35 ERA and 190 ERA+ in three starts and 15.1 innings of work. He has historically been a groundball pitcher who has occasional issues with command, so the Blue Jays have an avenue to success early on against him.

Toronto Blue Jays starting lineup, April 18

  • 1. RF George Springer
  • 2. SS Bo Bichette
  • 3. 1B Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
  • 4. CF Daulton Varsho
  • 5. 3B Matt Chapman
  • 6. C Alejandro Kirk
  • 7. DH Brandon Belt
  • 8. LF Whit Merrifield
  • 9. 2B Santiago Espinal

Houston Astros starting lineup, April 18

  • 1. 2B Mauricio Dubón
  • 2. 3B Alex Bregman
  • 3. LF Yordan Alvarez
  • 4. 1B José Abreu
  • 5. RF Kyle Tucker
  • 6. SS Jeremy Peña
  • 7. DH Corey Julks
  • 8. CF Jake Meyers
  • 9. C Martín Maldonado

What channel is the Toronto Blue Jays game on tonight?

  • Game time: 8:10pm ET
  • Sportsnet-1 will have the broadcast for Blue Jays fans.
  • Astros fans can watch the game on ATT SportsNet-SW.

How do I stream the Toronto Blue Jays game tonight?

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

  • Ben Wagner will have the call at Sportsnet 590 for the Blue Jays.
  • Astros fans will have a few different stations to choose from: KBME 790 AM/94.5 FM HD-2, TUDN 93.3/KLAT 1010.