Hi everyone, we're about 20 minutes away from the start of the Blue Jays vs. the Baltimore Orioles from the Rogers Centre.
Roy Halladay (4-1, 3.75 ERA) takes on Mark Hendrickson (1-3, 5.40 ERA)
We have a few players taking on their former teams tonight. Kevin Millar is in the lineup, and so is Gregg Zaun.
Here are your starting lineups for tonight:
Baltimore Orioles (9-13)
1. Brian Roberts, 2B
2. Adam Jones, CF
3. Nick Markakis, RF
4. Aubrey Huff, 1B
5. Melvin Mora, 3B
6. Luke Scott, LF
7. Ty Wigginton, DH
8. Gregg Zaun, C
9. Cesar Izturis, SS
Toronto Blue Jays (15-9)
1. Marco Scutaro, SS
2. Aaron Hill, 2B
3. Alex Rios, RF
4. Vernon Wells, CF
5. Adam Lind, DH
6. Scott Rolen, 3B
7. Kevin Millar, 1B
8. Rod Barajas, C
9. Jose Bautista, LF
Mark Hendrickson is also a former Blue Jay. He played with Toronto for the 2002 and 2003 season. Surprisingly, he was also a former NBA player too.
Roy Halladay has a pretty amazing career record against the Baltimore Orioles. He's 18-4 with a 2.86 ERA against the O's.
Mark Hendrickson is just 1-3 versus the bluebirds. He has a 1-3 career record and a 5.40 ERA career against the Blue Jays.
Hot hitters for the Blue Jays: Rod Barajas is hitting .500 over the last 7 days, Kevin Millar boasts a .429 average in the last week.
The Orioles have 4 hitters swinging above .300 in the last week: Jones (.423), Izturis (.375), Markakis (.364) and Roberts (.333).
Still no word yet on whether the Rogers Centre is open tonight. It's remained closed all throughout April, so hopefully they crack it open tonight.
The Blue Jays are still leading the MLB in runs scored with 142 total runs going into tonight's game.
It's a Friday night home game, which means it's a Flashback Friday at the Rogers Centre. Tonight's special guest is the 1993 World Series MVP, Paul Molitor.
In case you're a big Molitor fan and missed him at the game tonight, he has been confirmed for the "Back2Back" Weekend which reunites the 92-93 Blue Jays Rosters.
Surprisingly, after losing 3 out of 4 in Kansas City, your Toronto Blue Jays are still in first place (tied with the Red Sox) in the American League East. Not a bad way to start the month of May!
Some people say that they think the powder blue throwback jerseys look too much like PJ's. I think they look great!
Here we go! Brian Roberts leads off for the O's.
First pitch out - Roberts tries to be aggresive, but he's thrown out at first by Hill.
Adam Jones loops a ball into right field and is on safe with a double.
At the dish, it's Nick Markakis. He is a career .233 against Halladay.
Not a good start - Markakis hits it over the fence in right. Orioles up 2-0.
Hill goes into shallow right to field a fly ball. Two out.
Melvin Mora's up - career .323 hitter against Halladay.
Rolen gets Mora out at 1st. On to the bottom of the first. Orioles up 2-0.
Tonight it's the Toronto Blue Jays (15-9) against the Baltimore Orioles (9-13). Roy Halladay takes to the hill against former Blue Jay Mark Hendrickson.
If anybody can do it, it's the #1 offense in the American League!
And oddly enough, they're running a promo about that right now.
Cito's "alternate" lineup is in effect for tonight. Millar replaces Overbay at first, and Bautista replaces Snider in left for tonight.
Scutaro and Zaun get a little friendly at the plate.
Scutaro grounds out, one away for the Blue Jays.
Aaron Hill swings at the first pitch and hits a single straight up the middle.
Alex Rios is a career .333 vs. Hendrickson.
Rios can't resist a high fastball and misses, 1-2 count.
Rios swings late and strikes out, 2 away with Vernon Wells at the plate.
Mark Hendrickson throws two pitches out of the zone, 2-0 count to Wells.
Wells pops up to 3rd. Bottom of the 1st, Orioles still lead 2-0.
Nick Markakis gets to Roy Halladay early with a 2-run homerun. Bottom of the 1st: Orioles up 2-0.
I might be wrong, but I think Aaron Hill has made it safely on base in all but one game so far this season.
Scott hits another loop single into right field. The Orioles are really hitting it to the right side of the field tonight.
Here's one of the "free agents that got away" from the Blue Jays, Ty Wiggington. He's a career .333 hitter against Halladay.
Scutaro turns an unassisted double play. 2 out.
Wow - Zaun hits it to the gap, and is standing up at second with a double.