Toronto Blue Jays probable pitchers & starting lineups vs. Los Angeles Angels, April 7

Toronto Blue Jays v St. Louis Cardinals
Toronto Blue Jays v St. Louis Cardinals / Dilip Vishwanat/GettyImages

Probable starting pitchers

Chris Bassitt will take the mound for the Blue Jays and is eyeing a bounceback after disastrous debut with the club. Virtually nothing worked for the right-hander in his season debut, as he went just 3.1 innings and surrendered nine earned runs on 10 hits without striking out a single batter. Bassitt has been a reliable, workhorse-type starter over the years, so there is still hope that he can become the solid No. 3 pitcher the Blue Jays hoped he'd become when they signed him to a three-year contract.

Opposing him in Friday night's matchup will be left-hander Patrick Sandoval. The 26-year-old has quietly been breaking out over the course of the past two years, turning himself into one of the better southpaws in the league. Last year, he had a 2.91 ERA across 27 starts and 148+ innings. His 2023 debut went much smoother than Bassitt's did, as he went five innings and allowed just one run on two hits, earning the victory in the process.

Toronto Blue Jays starting lineup

1. RF George Springer

2. SS Bo Bichette

3. 1B Vladimir Guerrero Jr.

4. 3B Matt Chapman

5. LF Whit Merrifield

6. C Alejandro Kirk

7. 2B Santiago Espinal

8. DH Jordan Luplow

9. CF Kevin Kiermaier

Changes from the previous game: Daulton Varsho, Danny Jansen, Brandon Belt, Cavan Biggio out; Santiago Espinal, Jordan Luplow, Alejandro Kirk, George Springer in.

Los Angeles Angels starting lineup

1. LF Taylor Ward

2. CF Mike Trout

3. DH Shohei Ohtani

4. RF Hunter Renfroe

5. 1B Jake Lamb

6. 2B Brandon Drury

7. 3B Gio Urshela

8. C Logan O'Hoppe

9. SS David Fletcher

What channel is the Toronto Blue Jays game on?

Game time: 9:38pm ET

Sportsnet will have the game on television, as will TVA Sports.

The Angels broadcast can be found on Bally Sports West, and the game will also be playing on a national stage on MLB Network.

How do I stream the Toronto Blue Jays game today?

Sportsnet NOW (subscription required)

fuboTV (which has a free trial)

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

Ben Wagner will have the call at Sportsnet 590 for the Blue Jays.

KLAA 830 and KTMZ 1220 will be where local Angels fans can tune in on the radio.