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Recap: Jays beat Orioles, 4 good innings from Drew Hutchison

Reyes slides into third.
Reyes slides into third.
Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Blue Jays 5 Orioles 2

Drew Hutchison, who has become even more important to the Jays, pitched 4 scoreless innings, allowing just 2 hits, 1 walk with 2 strikeouts. He was helped out by 2 double plays turned behind him.

Miguel Castro pitched 2 scoreless, allowing just 1 hit with 2 strikeouts. If, and it sounds likely, Aaron Sanchez ends up in the rotation, there suddenly is a small chance that Castro finds his way into the Jays bullpen. A 99 mph fastball would be a handy thing to have in that pen.

Chad Jenkins allowed 3 hits, a walk and 2 earned, in his inning. He's had a rough spring. Todd Redmond allowed just a hit and had a strikeout, in his inning. Scott Copeland walked the leadoff hitter of the 9th, on 4 pitches, but got out of the inning with the help of a nice play by SS Jonathan Diaz.

The Jays turned 5 double plays on the day.

On offense, we had 8 hits and 5 runs. No Jay had more than 1 hit.

  • Jose Reyes: 1 for 3. He's .250 on the spring.
  • Ramon Santiago: 1 for 3, k. .455.
  • Jose Bautista: 0 for 3. .182.
  • Justin Smoak: 0 for 3, walk, k. Still looking for his first hit.
  • Kevin Pillar: 1 for 3, double. .250.
  • Chris Dickerson: 1 for 4, double. .077.
  • Dwight Smith: 0 for 2. Playing LF.
  • Josh Thole: 1 for 2, double. .500.
  • Munenori Kawasaki: 1 for 2, double. 429.
  • Matt Hague: 1 for 2, double. .500.

Let's give Hutchison the JoD.

Tomorrow the Jays travel to Charlotte Sports Park to play the Rays. Again, the game isn't on