Jays and Phillies tied at 7 in today's spring game. They decided to call it after 9 innings. I figured I'd title the post with what was important to me. No use writing for a blog if you can't push your agenda. What else happened? Michael Barrett went 2 for 2, both doubles, maybe he has found his stroke. Brad Emaus hit a home run and single in 3 trips, if I hadn't jumped on Lane's bandwagon early, I'd likely be trumpeting how great Emaus has looked all spring. I think he's climbed up a few spots on the prospect list.
Howie Clark and Angel Sanchez each singled. Rule 5 waiver claim yo-yo Cody Haerther went 2 for 2 but also made an error that cost us 2 runs and missed catching another fly ball that wasn't called an error but figured predominately in the 3 runs Scott Richmond gave up.
Pitching wise, Jesse Litsch went 4.2 giving up 4 hits, 2 walks, 4 runs but just 2 earned and struck out 3. A pretty good day all in all for him. Scott Richmond pitched 3.1, got 4 strikeouts, but gave up 3 hits, a walk and 3 earned runs off a Jayson Werth home run. But had Haether made the catch he apparently should have made, which was ruled a hit he would have been out of the inning before the homer. That doesn't excuse a home run thought. Jeremy Accardo pitched a perfect 9th with a strikeout. Nice to see from him, he's had a rough spring.
Of minor concern, Scott Rolen left the game with a sore back and Travis Snider with a sore knee. Tomorrow Casey Janssen starts for the Jays against the Yankees and that's a 7:15 Eastern start.
In other Jay new, as Torgen noted in the game thread (you get all the good news in the game threads) Jays signed Team Netherland reliever Leon
Bond Boyd to a minor league contract. He gave up just 1 run in 4 innings for The Netherlands (do you capitalize the T in the for that?). Bond, 25, was born in Vancouver, BC and will report to minor league camp.