The game at the Braves park is rained out. They only got into the second inning with the Jays up 2-0 on a Mathis home run. Kyle Drabek pitched a good inning, 1 k, 2 ground outs.
The Jays win makes them 7-2 on the spring.
Here is a note on Escobar leaving early, Arden Zwelling thwipped:
Escobar exit after 2 AB was because he played 7 inn. yesterday. No injury or discipline. He'll start Mon
No controversy, as much as the media might want there to be.
The game at Dunedin was a good one for our hitters and most of our pitchers:
- Escobar: 1 for 2, double. .235. And an error.
- Hechavarria: 0 for 3, .286.
- Francisco: 0 for 2, walk. .250.
- Bautista: 1 for 3, double. .400.
- Lind: 1 for 3. .375. Quietly having a nice spring.
- Lawrie: 3 for 3, double, RBI. .579. Also got caught in a rundown but got back to second safe.
- Vizquel: 1 for 2, double, RBI. .500.
- Johnson: 0 for 2, walk. .200.
- Jon Diaz: 1 for 1, triple. .400.
- Arencibia: 1 for 3, RBI, double. .125.
- Rasmus: 0 for 2, sac fly, RBI. .143.
- Thames: 1 for 3, RBI. .294. Made a nice play in the field too.
Most of our pitchers had a good day too, except for Oliver and Frasor:
- Romero: 3 innings, 1 hit, 4 k, 4 ground outs, one line out right at him.
- Jenkins: 3 innings, 2 hits, 1 earned, 4 k. 3 ground outs, no fly outs. Ashby said he wasn't hitting his spots, early, but he was getting the results.
- Oliver: 1 inning, 1 hit, home run, 1 earned.
- Frasor: 1 inning, 4 hits, 3 earned, 1 walk, 2 k.
- Hoey: 1 inning, 1 k.
I think we did something we've never done before, we had an overflow thread for a spring game. We had over 800 comments about a game that wasn't on TV. Maybe Sportsnet could take note of all the interest in the spring games and show us a few more of them? Maybe. Anyway, the GameThread was great fun, thanks to everyone that joined in. I think we are ready for baseball.