Toronto Blue Jays probable pitchers & starting lineups vs. Tampa Bay Rays, May 22
By Eric Treuden
After an embarrassingly rough stretch of games, the last-place (ouch) Toronto Blue Jays are set to take on the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field for a four-game set. The Rays have been red-hot to kick off the 2023 regular season, but the Blue Jays are just one solid series against them away from clawing their way back up the AL East standings.
Probable starting pitchers
- For the Blue Jays, right-hander Chris Bassitt is gearing up to make his 10th start of the season and so far, he has been everything the Blue Jays could've hoped for and more when they signed him this past offseason. Bassitt, 34, has a 3.05 ERA and 136 ERA+ in 56 innings of work to this point.
- The Rays are set to turn to relief pitcher Trevor Kelley, who will make the second "start" of his professional career as an opener. He has a 7.50 ERA across four appearances and six innings and is a groundball pitcher through and through. Left-hander Josh Fleming is set to follow Kelley and get the bulk of the innings in tonight's contest. Fleming, 27, has nine appearances under his belt this year, posting a 3.68 ERA and 110 ERA+.
Toronto Blue Jays starting lineup, May 22
- 1. RF George Springer
- 2. SS Bo Bichette
- 3. 1B Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
- 4. 3B Matt Chapman
- 5. LF Daulton Varsho
- 6. C Alejandro Kirk
- 7. 2B Whit Merrifield
- 8. DH Danny Jansen
- 9. CF Kevin Kiermaier
Tampa Bay Rays starting lineup, May 22
- 1. 1B Yandy Díaz
- 2. SS Wander Franco
- 3. 2B Brandon Lowe
- 4. LF Randy Arozarena
- 5. 3B Isaac Paredes
- 6. DH Josh Lowe
- 7. C Christian Bethancourt
- 8. CF Jose Siri
- 9. RF Luke Raley
What channel is the Toronto Blue Jays game on tonight?
- Game time: 6:40pm ET
- Sportsnet-1 will have the broadcast for the Blue Jays.
- Rays fans can catch the game on Bally Sports Sun.
How do I stream the Toronto Blue Jays game tonight?
- Sportsnet NOW
- MLB.tv (subscription required)
- fuboTV (which has a free trial)
How can I listen to the Toronto Blue Jays game tonight?
- The Blue Jays broadcast will be on Sportsnet 590.
- Rays fans can catch the game on WDAE 620 AM / 95.3 Fm, WQBN/1300AM.