Toronto Blue Jays probable pitchers & starting lineups vs. New York Yankees, April 16

Danny Jansen will make his season debut tonight, and a pair of familiar faces will be back in the bullpen.
Toronto Blue Jays catcher Danny Jansen makes his season debut on Tuesday
Toronto Blue Jays catcher Danny Jansen makes his season debut on Tuesday / Dustin Bradford/GettyImages

The Toronto Blue Jays (9-8) will look to secure the series win tonight after taking the opener 3-1 over the New York Yankees (12-5) on Monday. It wasn't exactly an offensive gem from either side in the Blue Jays 3-1 victory, with both teams managing just four hits apiece.

The Yankees' lack of offense can be credited to another impressive performance from starter Chris Bassitt and a strong showing from the bullpen. Bassitt went 6 1/3 innings, striking out five while allowing just the one run on an Oswaldo Cabrera RBI single in the second inning.

On the other side, the Jays were fortunate that Yankees starter Luis Gil couldn't hit the broad side of a barn early in the game. Toronto scored two runs in the second thanks to three walks and a wild pitch. To his credit, Gil stuck around for five innings, finishing with a line of three runs on three hits with six strikeouts and seven walks.

Blue Jays fans will be happy to see catcher Danny Jansen make his season debut tonight after recovering from his spring training wrist injury. The team has also activated relievers Jordan Romano and Erik Swanson from the IL.

Probable starting pitchers

  • Yusei Kikuchi (0-1) will take the ball for the Blue Jays tonight. He has yet to pick up a win but comes in with a 2.30 ERA and 1.28 WHIP. After a rocky first outing in Tampa Bay, the lefty has impressed in his last two outings, which included 5 1/3 shutout innings against these Yankees in the Bronx. He struck out seven in that start, which he followed up with a nine-strikeout performance against the Seattle Mariners.
  • The Yankees will send Carlos Rodón (1-0) to the mound. The 31-year-old southpaw has been solid through three starts so far. He has a 2.87 ERA but sports a high 1.53 WHIP, with 17 hits and seven walks in his 15 2/3 innings, balanced by 13 strikeouts. Expect to see Rodón's 95 mph four-seam fastball a lot tonight. He throws the heater 57 percent of the time, mixing in an 87 mph slider and 92 mph cutter. He'll also show the odd changeup and curveball to keep hitters honest.

Toronto Blue Jays starting lineup, April 16

  • 1. RF George Springer
  • 2. 1B Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
  • 3. SS Bo Bichette
  • 4. DH Justin Turner
  • 5. LF Davis Schneider
  • 6. C Danny Jansen
  • 7. 3B Ernie Clement
  • 8. 2B Isiah Kiner-Falefa
  • 9. CF Daulton Varsho

New York Yankees starting lineup, April 16

  • 1. SS Anthony Volpe
  • 2. RF Juan Soto
  • 3. CF Aaron Judge
  • 4. DH Giancarlo Stanton
  • 5. 1B Anthony Rizzo
  • 6. 2B Gleyber Torres
  • 7. LF Alex Verdugo
  • 8. C Jose Trevino
  • 9. 3B Oswaldo Cabrera

What channel is the Toronto Blue Jays game on tonight?

  • Game time: 7:07 p.m. ET
  • Sportsnet, Sportsnet+ and TVA Sports will have the Blue Jays broadcast.
  • Yankees fans can catch the game on the YES Network.

How do I stream the Toronto Blue Jays game tonight?

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

  • The Blue Jays broadcast will be on SN590 and the SN App.
  • Yankees fans can tune into the game on WFAN 660/101.9 FM and WADO 1280.