Braves 6 Blue Jays 7 (10 innings)
Jays came back twice in this one, tying it in the 9th, giving up a run in the top of the 10, then winning it in the bottom of the inning on a 2 run double by Michael McDade. We are 9 and 6, the 3rd best record of the AL teams this spring.
- Marc Rzepczynski: didn't have the best of days. 5 innings, 6 hits, 4 runs, 3 earned. No walks and 3 strikeouts. 9 ground outs and 2 fly outs. All-in-all he got his work in, kept the ball in the strike zone and the hits on the ground so can't complain too much.
- Shawn Camp: 1 perfect inning, 2 K.
- Scott Downs: gave up 2 hits to start his inning but then got the next three out.
- Kevin Gregg: 1 inning, 3 hits, a run, 2 strikeouts. No walks and no homers, be happy for small things.
- Jason Frasor: 1 perfect inning.
- Merkin Valdez: gave up the go ahead in the 10th, 1 hit, 1 walk, 1 K.
- Jose Bautista: had our first 2 hits of the game. 2 for 3. .542 for the spring. Can't complain about that.
- Aaron Hill: 1 for 3 with his 2nd homer of the spring. No walks for a change. .467.
- Adam Lind: 1 for 3, a double. .261.
- Jeremy Reed: 1 for 2. .400. Might be winning a job.
- Vernon Wells: 1 for 3, a double and a K. .391.
- Joey Gathright: 1 for 2. Important (well in a spring training sort of way) hit in the 10th and scored the winning run. .200.
- Lyle Overbay: 0 for 3 with a K. .353.
- Michael McDade. 2 for 2, both doubles, scored the run that tied the game in the 9th and drove in the winning runs in the 10th. Nice day for the young guy.
- John Buck: 0 for 3, K. .316.
- Randy Ruiz: 1 for 4, double and a K. .405. Is sad when you hit a double and still your average drops.
- Travis Snider: 0 for 2 with a walk. .273.
- Alex Gonzalez: 0 for 2. .211.
- John McDonald: 1 for 2, drove in the tying run in the 9th with 2 outs. Would be a clutch hit if it wasn't spring training, nice to see. .333.
Bits of news from around the majors: Kerry Woods is out for 2 months with a strained back muscle. Momentary Jay Casey Fien has come full circle, the Tigers signed him to a minor league deal. He has gone from the Tigers to Red Sox to Jays to Tigers in 3 weeks. The Nationals have sent Stephan Strasburg to Double-A. Thought he might make the team.