Pitchers are supposed to be ahead of the batters early in the spring but 13 runs were scored this game.
Our losing pitcher was Willie Collazo, who gave up 2 runs off 4 hits in the 9th. Ricky Romero pitched the first 2 innings and gave up a run on a home run and struck out one. Dana Eveland went 2, gave up 2 hits, 2 walks and an unearned run. Josh Roenicke pitched 1.2 innings, gave up 2 hits, 3 walks and a run. If he wants to make the team he can't be walking 3 guys. Zechry Zinicola went 1.1 giving up 2 hits and struck out 1. And Merkin Valdez pitched the 8th, gave up 3 hits and 2 runs, 1 earned.
Offensively Chris Lubanski had a three run homer. Randy Ruiz went 2 for 3. Aaron Hill took 2 walks in 2 plate appearances. Mike McCoy went 2 for 2 with a double. Vernon Wells was 1 for 2 and scored our first run of the spring. Travis Snider went 0 for 2 with 2 strikeouts.
Hill and Jose Bautista pulled off a double steal in the first inning. It didn't pay off as Lind and Wells struck out and Overbay ground out.
Can't read much into one game. I'm sure we'll hear from Cito on Snider's strikeouts. Lubanski takes a big step towards becoming my irrational favorite of the spring.