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Spring Training Game 12 Preview/Thread: Blue Jays at Tigers

Not to burst your bubble or anything, but we have like four more weeks of this before the real games start.


Toronto Blue Jays at Detroit Tigers

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

Tigers lineup:

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.