Spring games never matter, and this one matters less, but Jays lost.
R.A. Dickey went 4 innings. Allowed 4 hits, including 2 home runs, no walks and had 2 strikeouts. Russell Martin caught him and it seemed like he did an ok job. Wilner and Siddall were impressed that he did a nice job 'framing' a couple of knuckleballs.
Wilton Lopez followed and allowed 2 hits, 2 earned and a walk while getting just 2 outs. Wilner and Siddall talked like he was sure of a spot in the bullpen, I'm not so sure. Kyle Drabek also gave up a run on 2 hits and walk.
On the plus side: Steve Delabar, Gregory Infante and Andrew Albers each pitched a scoreless inning. Delabar didn't allow a baserunner, and got a strikeout. I'm feeling a little more optimistic about him.
On offense, we had 11 hits, but just 3 runs. Of note:
- Russell Martin was 0 for 2 with a 1, hitting in the leadoff spot. He's .272 on the spring.
- Dalton Pompey: 1 for 3. .286.
- Josh Donaldson: 0 for 3. .273.
- Daric Barton: 0 for 2. .071. Boy, he and Justin Smoak really are battling for that spot.
- Danny Valencia: 2 for 3, with a triple and a strikeout. .250.
- Caleb Gindl: 2 for 3, with a double. .462.
- Devon Travis: 1 for 2 with a walk. .211. He was also caught stealing.
- Ryan Goins: 2 for 3. .357.
- Ezequiel Carrera: 0 for 3. Still looking for his first spring hit.
But, of course, losing Marcus Stroman is the only important happening of the day.
Tomorrow the Jays go to Sarasota to play the Orioles. Again it isn't on MLB.tv, but we can listen to Mike and Joe on MLB Audio.
Who is going drinking with me tonight?