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Spring Game Recap Jays Lose to Reds

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Jays 5 Reds 6 in 10 innings.

The Jays are 5-4 now this spring. David Purcey pitched 3 good innings giving up only 2 walks and getting 3 K. Brett Cecil didn't do as well giving up his first 3 earned runs this spring off 4 hits, one a homer and getting 3 strikeouts in 3.1 innings. TJ Beam also had a rough go, 2 runs off 3 hits and a walk in 1.2. Robert Ray pitched a good inning, then Luis Perez took the loss in the 10th.

Offensively Scott Rolen hit a home run continuing to look great with the bat this spring, going 2 for 3 and having a .571 batting average so far. JP Arencibia also hit a homer, his first hit of the spring and Russ Adams was 2 for 2 with a double and a triple, not that it matters, he's not making the team. Travis Snider was 1 for 3.

Guys looking less good were Lyle Overbay 0 for 3, all strikeouts, in just his second spring game. Michael Barrett was also 0 for 3 and is still looking for his first hit of the spring. John McDonald was 0 for 3 as well and is hitting a big .083 so far. And Adam Lind joined the 0 for 3 club, he's at .176 on the spring.

Jays play the Yankees tomorrow afternoon, Brad Mills will start and Casey Janssen will pitch. Mills has looked really good this spring, but since he hasn't pitched above AA so odds are very long on him making the rotation out of spring, but, as Torgen pointed out in the thread, he could be called up later in the season.

We had fun in the game thread arguing over whether we should sign Ivan Rodriguez and/or Pedro Martinez, among over things. Maybe that would be a good poll question.