Toronto Blue Jays probable pitchers & starting lineups vs. Los Angeles Angels, April 9
By Eric Treuden
Toronto Blue Jays probable pitchers & starting lineup vs. Los Angeles Angels, April 9
After winning game 1 in 4-3 fashion thanks to a clutch Bo Bichette home run, the Toronto Blue Jays fell in game 2 against the Los Angeles Angels 9-5 as José Berríos once again struggled to consistently shut down the opposition.
Probable starting pitchers
Left-hander Yusei Kikuchi will take the mound for the Blue Jays, making his second start of the year. After struggling during the 2022 regular season, he went off in Spring Training, posting the league's best ERA and leading the league in strikeouts amongst qualified starters. In his first start of the season, he struck out two batters through five innings, earning the victory against the Royals.
In a battle of the lefties, 23-year-old Reid Detmers will get the start for the Angels. He also had a solid 2023 debut, going 4.2 innings with seven strikeouts, allowing two earned runs on four hits against the Mariners. Last year, he rose to prominence after throwing a no-hitter against the Rays in his 11th career start.
Toronto Blue Jays starting lineup
1. DH George Springer
2. SS Bo Bichette
3. 1B Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
4. 3B Matt Chapman
5. LF Daulton Varsho
6. RF Whit Merrifield
7. 2B Santiago Espinal
8. C Danny Jansen
9. CF Kevin Kiermaier
Changes from previous game: Alejandro Kirk, Brandon Belt out; Danny Jansen, Kevin Kiermaier in.
Los Angeles Angels starting lineup
1. LF Taylor Ward
2. CF Mike Trout
3. DH Shohei Ohtani
4. 3B Anthony Rendon
5. RF Hunter Renfroe
6. 1B Brandon Drury
7. 2B Luis Rengifo
8. SS Gio Urshela
9. C Logan O'Hoppe
What channel is the Toronto Blue Jays game on?
Game time: 4:07pm ET
Sportsnet will have the game on television, as will TVA Sports 2.
The Angels broadcast can be found on Bally Sports West.
How do I stream the Toronto Blue Jays game today?
MLB.tv (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 will be where local Angels fans can tune in on the radio.