Toronto Blue Jays probable pitchers & starting lineups vs. Tampa Bay Rays, March 30

Time for the Blue Jays to get back to the winning side

Wild Card Series - Toronto Blue Jays v Minnesota Twins - Game Two
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After a strong start to the 2024 season by the Toronto Blue Jays with an 8-2 commanding win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday, they quickly fell back down to earth by losing to the exact same score on Friday night. The Blue Jays will look to take a stranglehold of the series on Saturday, but it will never be an easy task when playing in the daunting realms of Tropicana Field. However, if they somehow manage to do it, it can help set the tone for the rest of the series, along with their hopeful season ahead.

Probable starting pitchers

  • Yusei Kikuchi is set to take the mound for the Blue Jays this afternoon. Similar to José Berríos, Kikuchi also had a huge bounce-back season in 2023, posting a strong 11-6 record with a 3.86 ERA, 1.27 WHIP, along with 48 walks and 181 strikeouts in just 167.2 innings pitched in 32 starts. However, he was hit hard this spring, giving up a whopping 14 earned runs including 5 home runs in just 7.2 innings of work. As a result, Kikuchi will look to get back on the right foot with a strong start in his season debut.
  • The Rays will have right-handed pitcher Zack Littell on the hill. Primarily used as a reliever throughout his major league career, Littell was thrusted into a starting role midway through last season when the Rays encountered some injury woes to their rotation. Overall, he put together a solid 2023 campaign with a 3.93 ERA and 1.15 WHIP, along with an exceptional 8:1 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 26 games, including 14 starts. Littell will aim to continue that success this year as a vital piece of the Rays’ rotation going forward.

Toronto Blue Jays starting lineup, March 30

  • 1. RF George Springer
  • 2. 1B Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
  • 3. SS Bo Bichette
  • 4. DH Daniel Vogelbach
  • 5. LF Daulton Varsho
  • 6. 3B Ernie Clement
  • 7. CF Kevin Kiermaier 
  • 8. C Brian Serven
  • 9. 2B Cavan Biggio

Tampa Bay Rays starting lineup, March 30

  • 1. 1B Yandy Díaz
  • 2. DH Harold Ramírez
  • 3. LF Randy Arozarena
  • 4. 3B Isaac Paredes
  • 5. RF Amed Rosario
  • 6. SS José Caballero
  • 7. 2B Curtis Mead
  • 8. CF José Siri
  • 9. C René Pinto

What channel is the Toronto Blue Jays game on today?

  • Game time: 4:10 p.m. ET
  • Sportsnet-1, the SN App, and TVA Sports 2 will have the Blue Jays broadcast.
  • Rays fans can catch the game on Bally Sports Sun.

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
  • Rays fans can tune into the game on WDAE 620 AM/95.3 FM and WBQN/1300AM.