rogers centre blue jaysThe 2016 postseason is officially here!

The Chicago Cubs haven’t quite kicked things off yet – and neither has the rest of the National League, for that matter – but the AL Wild Card Game is tonight, so let’s start living it up.

Tonight’s matchup will take place between the Orioles and the Blue Jays in Toronto’s Rogers Center.

Unlike the NL Wild Card game tomorrow night at this time, however, the Cubs don’t have much of a rooting interest in this one. And, to be honest, if it comes to the point where we are thinking of AL teams analytically/in terms of match-ups, I think we’ll all just be happy that the Cubs are where they are at that point. So just try to enjoy this one.

In the meantime, feel free to game thread it up down there in the comments tonight, if you’re watching the game. Perhaps it can distract you from the fact that the Cubs still have two and half more days without any baseball.

Game Info

Baltimore Orioles  (89-73) at Toronto Blue Jays (89-73) – 7:00 CT on TBS

Game Thread and Series Preview

Your game thread is down in the comments, so let’s have some good, clean (safe-for-work) fun, eh?

Starting Pitchers

Orioles: Chris Tillman (R): 3.77 ERA, 4.23 FIP, 4.54 xFIP; 2.12 K/BB


Blue Jays: Marcus Stroman (R): 4.37 ERA, 3.71 FIP, 3.41 xFIP; 3.07 K/BB

Baltimore Orioles:

  1. Adam Jones, CF
  2. Hyun-soo Kim, LF
  3. Manny Machado, 3B
  4. Mark Trumbo, DH
  5. Matt Wieters, C
  6. Chris Davis, 1B
  7. Jonathan Schoop, 2B
  8. Michael Bourn, RF
  9. J.J. Hardy, SS

Toronto Blue Jays:

  1. Devon Travis, 2B
  2. Josh Donaldson, 3B
  3. Edwin Encarnacion, 1B
  4. Jose Bautista, RF
  5. Russell Martin, C
  6. Troy Tulowitzki, SS
  7. Michael Saunders, DH
  8. Kevin Pillar, CF
  9. Ezequiel Carrera, LF

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