Toronto Blue Jays probable pitchers & starting lineups vs. Tampa Bay Rays, May 25
By Eric Treuden
After Wednesday evening's loss in which the game wasn't the only thing lost, Alejandro Kirk is suddenly the only true catcher available on the Blue Jays' active roster. With Danny Jansen leaving the game with groin tightness, Tyler Heineman is up from Triple-A on the taxi squad. The Blue Jays enter the day with the opportunity to split the four-game series against the red-hot Rays, who remain atop the AL East division.
Probable starting pitchers
- For the Blue Jays, Alek Manoah is set to make his 11th start of the 2023 season. The right-hander has been, to put it lightly, full of ups and downs to start the year. He was off to a nice start in his last outing against the Orioles before John Schneider mistakenly visited the mound a second time in the same inning, effectively removing Manoah from the game thanks to MLB's rules. On the year, Manoah is 1-4 with a 5.15 ERA, 6.26 FIP and 81 ERA+.
- Zach Eflin, a notorious innings-eater, is going to take the mound for the Rays. The 29-year-old represented the biggest offseason signing for the club and has been off to a nice start. Through eight starts and 47 innings, he is 6-1 with a 3.45 ERA, 3.66 FIP and 117 ERA+.
Toronto Blue Jays starting lineup, May 25
- 1. SS Bo Bichette
- 2. LF Daulton Varsho
- 3. 1B Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
- 4. DH Brandon Belt
- 5. 3B Matt Chapman
- 6. RF Nathan Lukes
- 7. C Alejandro Kirk
- 8. CF Kevin Kiermaier
- 9. 2B Cavan Biggio
Tampa Bay Rays starting lineup, May 25
- 1. RF Josh Lowe
- 2. SS Wander Franco
- 3. LF Randy Arozarena
- 4. 2B Brandon Lowe
- 5. DH Harold Ramírez
- 6. 3B Taylor Walls
- 7. 1B Luke Raley
- 8. CF Manuel Margot
- 9. C Francisco Mejía
What channel is the Toronto Blue Jays game on today?
- Game time: 1:10pm ET
- Sportsnet-1 will have the broadcast for the Blue Jays.
- Rays fans can catch the game on Bally Sports Sun.
- On a national stage, MLB Network will have the game as well for out-of-network viewers.
How do I stream the Toronto Blue Jays game today?
- Sportsnet NOW
- MLB.tv (subscription required)
- fuboTV (which has a free trial)
How can I listen to the Toronto Blue Jays game today?
- The Blue Jays broadcast will be on Sportsnet 590.
- Rays fans can catch the game on WDAE 620 AM / 95.3 FM, WQBN/1300AM.