Not to burst your bubble or anything, but we have like four more weeks of this before the real games start.
Time/Place: 1:00 p.m., Joker Marchant Stadium
SB Nation Blog: Bluebird Banter
Media: Tigers Radio Network
Pitching Matchup: RHP Brandon Morrow (10-7, 2.96 ERA in 2012) vs. RHP Justin Verlander (17-8, 2.64 ERA in 2012)
Tigers also scheduled to pitch: LHP Casey Crosby, RHP Al Alburquerque, LHP Phil Coke, LHP Darin Downs, RHP Jose Ortega, LHP Jose Alvarez
Blue Jays also scheduled to pitch: LHP Aaron Loup, LHP Brett Cecil, RHP Ramon Ortiz, RHP Dave Bush, LHP Tommy Hottovy, RHP Michael Schwimer
Blue Jays lineup:
Odds and ends
- Apparently they are playing like 20 innings today, because that's a lot of scheduled pitchers.
- Toronto recently acquired Michael Schwimer from the Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for minor league first baseman Art Charles, which is the most baseball-sounding name ever.
- R.A. Dickey still makes funny faces when he pitches.