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Spring Training Game 8: Twins at Blue Jays

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Once again, a MLB.com only game

Minnesota Twins v Tampa Bay Rays
What is that smell?
Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images

First Pitch: 12:07 CST

TV: None

Radio: MLB.com (Atlanta)

Know Thine Enemy: Blue Bird Banter

This is the point where Spring Training loses some glitter for me. We’ve gotten enough games that the “shiny and new” has worn a bit thin, but the teams are still playing a lot of prospects, scrubs, and other guys that won’t make the MLB team. If prospects are your thing, its still exciting. They aren’t so much my thing I guess. My dinner prospects, those get me excited.

I’m having a roast for dinner tonight. It’s all pre-prepped in containers in my fridge, so my wife can just throw it in the crockpot after she gets out of class. I’m already getting hungry thinking about it. Pretty soon, it will be warm enough (and light late enough) for me to fire up the grill after work. Roasts will end up on the back-burner until next fall, and that’s a little sad. I miss grill season, but those hearty cold-weather meals are nice, too. Maybe I’ll even have some left-overs to make soup. If you don’t follow my very specific and unwritten rules, then no soup for you!

Oh—unwritten rules—that reminds me, this is a baseball blog, and there is a game on! Here are the line-ups.

Today's Lineups

TWINS BLUE JAYS
Jake Cave - RF Bo Bichette - SS
Trevor Larnach - DH Cavan Biggio - 2B
Willians Astudillo - C Lourdes Gurriel - DH
Brent Rooker - LF Vladimir Guerrero - 3B
Royce Lewis - SS Travis Shaw - 1B
Travis Blankenhorn - 2B Randal Grichuk - CF
Zander Wiel - 1B Billy McKinney - LF
Gilberto Celestino - CF Teoscar Hernandez - RF
Jack Reinheimer - 3B Reese McGuire - C

According to LEN3, Randy Dobnak is starting. If you happen to have a subscription to the Athletic, the very-good Dan Hayes has a very-good story about Randy Dobnak. Hayes probably doesn’t go on a monologue about his dinner though. That’s because he is very good.